National Chamber Ensemble named 2018 young soloist

Thirteen-year-old violinist Runa Matsushita from Baltimore has been named recipient of the Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award for 2018 by the National Chamber Ensemble.

The National Chamber Ensemble will present “Holiday Time Warp,” featuring classical masterpieces and seasonal favorites, on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington.

The night also will include a performance by area string students and a special performance by the recipient of the ensemble’s Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award, 13-year-old violinist Runa Matsushita from Baltimore, who impressed the judges with her style and virtuosity as well as the ability to perform with ease one of the hardest compositions ever written for the violin by Niccolo Paganini.

The concert concludes with a sing-along. A wine-and-cheese reception will follow the performance.

Tickets are $36 for adults, $18 for students. For information, see the Website at