Tristan began his musical studies on the violin at the Thurman White Academy of the Arts in Las
Vegas, Nevada. At the age of 16, he began studying privately with Dmitri Kourka and made the
switch to the viola. Tristan has placed in numerous competitions, such as the Carol Jackson
concerto competition and the Susan D. Barton competition. He has also won the grand prize for
the Henderson Symphony orchestra competition and first prize for the solo and chamber music
division of the NMEA AllState Command competition. He has also played in masterclasses for
world class artists, such as Krysztof Chorzelski, Karen Dreyfus, and Juan Miguel Hernandez.
Tristan has sat principal viola in the Green Valley HS Symphony strings, CCSD Honor orchestra,
and the Dr. Shirley Lindsey Young Artist Orchestra. Tristan is currently pursuing his
Undergraduate degree at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory, under the tutelage
of Steven Dann.