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  • Chandra

  • Born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. Chandra began studying fine arts at the age of 3, when her parents started her in violin and ballet. At the age of 5, Chandra began studying piano, and continued both instruments through college. Chandra is a classically trained violinist and grew up studying the Suzuki Method. Ms. Meibalane has attended numerous music institutes including The National Suzuki Institute, Aspen Music Festival, and Sound Encounters. She has taken master classes from accomplished violinists including William Prucil, Rachel Barton-Pine, Brian Lewis, Christian Teal, and Scott Conklin.


    Chandra joined her first youth orchestra in third grade and was placed in the first violin section. She is the youngest member to be accepted in her local youth orchestra, where the required age was 11. Chandra first participated in high school solo and ensemble in the fifth grade, earning her a gold in districit and state on a division I solo. She has won many awards and earned scholarships based on her talents throughout her life. Chandra has sat concertmaster in a side by side concert with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, where they performed Beethoven and Petrushka.


    Chandra earned a degree in Violin Performance from Butler University, as well as a minor in Chemistry, and a concentration in Pre-Dentistry. Ms. Meibalane studied with Larry Shapiro at Butler, who is a disciple of Rafael Bronstein, Dorthy Delay, and Broadus Erie. Chandra has performed across the United States, and has performed for sold out venues, such as Bakers Life Fieldhouse for the Indiana Pacers, Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, Clowes Memorial Hall, and Casears Palace in Las Vegas playing for Rod Stewart. She has recently performed with Andrea Bocelli and Ricky Martin at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.


    Chandra draws musical inspiration from Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Jascha Heifetz. Chandra is also a certified violin teacher for the Suzuki Assosiation. Outside of music, Chandra enjoys spending time with her family, dogs and is a dedicated Big Sister for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Lastly, she enjoys following her favorite sports teams, such as the New York Yankees, Indiana Pacers, and her Butler Bulldogs.