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Nyamsaikhan “Nyamka” Odsuren is a violinist and a conductor from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he started playing the violin at age 6. A prizewinner of the National Youth Strings Competition, he represented Mongolia at music festivals in Istanbul, Moscow, and Tianjin at an early age. Odsuren has given tour concerts in Austria and Slovenia while attending the United World College of the Adriatic as a Music Scholar in Duino, Italy. As a UWC Davis Scholar, Odsuren received his Bachelor of Music from Methodist University, where he was awarded the Willis C. Gates Music Award. He holds a Master of Music from East Carolina University, where he studied under the mentorship of Ara Gregorian in violin and Dr. Jorge Richter in orchestral conducting, and has been a regular participant of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival.
Currently, Odsuren is pursuing a D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting at the University of South Carolina under the mentorship of Dr. Donald Portnoy. As a conductor, he has worked with orchestras such as the Long Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Mongolian State Philharmonic, the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra, and East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra. Odsuren is an active freelance violinist around the Carolinas, regularly performing with ensembles such as the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Long Bay Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta.