Ms. Isabella (Bella) M. Markham

Viola, Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Isabella (Bella) Markham

SAA Member


60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York NY 10023

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Isabella (Bella) Markham, viola, violin

Violist Isabella (Bella) Markham received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard
School, 2017. Bella was the recipient of The Jerome L. Greene Fellowship award and The Lester Lanin Scholarship. She studied with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory.
Bella captured Grand Prize at the 2013 Collin County Young Artist Competition. Bella has been a member of the prestigious Perlman Music Program, under the direction of Itzhak and Toby Perlman since 2009. She has attended the PMP Summer Music School, PMP Winter Residency in Sarasota, Florida and the college level Chamber Music Workshop, under Mary Peckham on Shelter Island, New York. She has attended the National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute in Ottawa, Canada and Suzuki summer institutes, festivals and workshops since she was 6 years old.

Bella has been an active participant in solo and chamber music master classes with Roger Tapping, Alessio Bax, Helen Callus and Jeffrey Irvine. In addition to master classes she has performed on PBS recording special “Rejoice” Eternal Echoes with Itzhak Perlman, Cantor Helfgot, Hankus Netsky, Scripps Studios NY, NY, December 2013, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Lyon City Hall, Lyon, France with Le Ecole de Musique Suzuki. She is a 2009 recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award and as a result performed on the acclaimed “From the Top” with host Christopher O’Riley at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas. Also in 2009 and 2012 she was re-united with Christopher O’Riley to perform at two private fundraiser events.
Bella began her musical studies at the age of 5 on violin with Nicolette Solomon, in Dallas, Texas at the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas. Instruction on the viola began at the age of 6. She has performed in numerous venues and musical outreaches throughout Europe and the United States. Her deep knowledge of and interest in all genres of music, art, film and culture have greatly influenced her artistic approach to her music making and leadership within the arts. As a violist of the 21st century, she’s open to new styles of music and loves incorporating classical elements into electronic compositions. She strongly believes it’s important to be well-rounded and explore all genres of music as a developing musician. Along with viola, she is equally passionate about composing electronic music under the name ELEKTRA Monet.
In addition to her career as a violist, musician and artist, Bella has pursued Suzuki Teacher Training. She completed her Every Child Can, Suzuki violin/viola book 1, and Suzuki Violin Book 2 and Book 3 Teacher Training with Charles Krigbaum in Dallas, Texas.