Meet the Team

Linda Wang

Rosie Wang

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Anika Veda

Chief Of Operations

Adriana Koch

Chief Of Marketing

Melanie Wang

Chief Design Officer

About Us

Linda Wang

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Linda Wang is currently a scholarship recipient at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy where she studies violin with Almita Vamos. As the winner of the 2018 DePaul Concerto Competition, she was invited to perform as a soloist with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago. She has been an award recipient in many other music competitions, including the 2020 Crain Maling Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, American Protégé International Competition, and the Golden Classical Music International Competition. In addition, this year she was accepted into the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, and Tanglewood Young Artists Orchestra with scholarship. Linda's chamber group, the Infini String Quartet, won Honorable Mention at the 2020 Discover National Chamber Music Competition and will be featured on 98.7 WFMT’s Introductions later this year. 

Rosie Wang

Rosie Wang has been playing the flute for 7 years. She currently studies with Hideko Amano. She has been a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s top orchestra since ninth grade. She went on the 2019 Tour of the Baltics as the co-principal flutist of CYSO and played in concerts in Sweden, Estonia, Finland, and Russia. She most recently won 1st place at the 2019 Crain Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition which will enable her to solo with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Chicago Symphony Center in 2020. Having performed as a soloist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the recording of her performance has been featured on 98.7 WFMT’s Introductions program. Rosie has also placed five times at the Chicago Flute Club Student competition, two times at the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, two times at the Society of American Musicians Competition, was a finalist in the 2019 CYSO Concerto Competition. Outside of competing, Rosie has been directing a volunteering program at the Friendship Village Senior Center, where she organizes weekly instrumental music performances.

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Anika Veda

Chief Of Operations

Anika Veda has been playing the flute for 7 years as a student of Hideko Amano, and has been a fellow of the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative on scholarship since 2019. Anika recently performed at Carnegie Hall as a first-place winner of the 2019 American Protégé Music Talent Competition. She also performed with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago as a winner of the 2020 DePaul Concerto Competition and performed a recital as a part of the 2020 Young Steinway Concert Series. Anika was the winner of the 2020 CYSO Philharmonic Orchestra concerto competition and will be soloing with them next season. She has received awards at the 2019 Crain-Maling CSO Young Artists Competition, the 2019 CYSO Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, the 2019 Society of American Musicians Competition, and the 2017 Granquist Competition at the Olympic Division. Anika has been a member of CYSO’s Philharmonic Orchestra since 2018. Other than flute, Anika has been learning Carnatic Vocal (Indian Classical) Music for 11 years.

Adriana Koch

Chief Of Marketing

Adriana Koch has been playing the oboe for 5 years and is studying under Robert Morgan. She is a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and was recently affiliated with the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. In 2018 and 2019, Adriana was selected to perform for the Illinois Music Educators Conference for District 7. Adriana was also named a 2019 fellow of the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative, being granted a $7,000 fund from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. She has competed in the Presidents Own Marine Band Concerto Competition and Walgreens National Concerto Competition. She has successfully auditioned and will be attending the Interlochen Arts Camp in summer 2020. In her free time, Adriana enjoys volunteering at her local soup kitchen in the summer and giving musical performances at the Friendship Village Senior Center.

Melanie Wang

Chief Design Officer

Melanie Wang is currently a sophomore at Duke University majoring in computer science and biology. She is the Project Manager of Marketing and head graphic designer at Duke Impact Investing Group and has been doing digital art and graphic design for 7 years. Melanie is also involved in research and has been accepted to various programs such as Bass Connections and Data+. She has interned in labs at Duke University, Northwestern University, and Case Western Reserve University. This summer, she will be in the process of publishing two papers in academic journals. Melanie is a National Merit Finalist scholarship recipient and a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and playing the piano.

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