Los Angeles - September 1, 2006- The Daniel Pearl Foundation congratulates Canadian teenage fiddle sensations John and James Abrams, and Austin, Texas-based violinist, Phoebe Hunt, who were selected as the winners of the 2006 Daniel Pearl Memorial Violins.
, 22, grew up in Austin, Texas, and she
has been playing violin since she
was six years old.
She currently teaches violin at the Austin Montessori School and will graduate from the University of Texas this December with a history degree.
Although she was trained as a classical violinist, the fiddle has become her passion, and she is a member of the popular Austin-based band, the Hudsons ( http://www.thehudsonsmusic.com/), the self-proclaimed hardest working band in Texas, which is currently working on their third album.
Commenting on the Award, Phoebe
stated, "For me, the fiddle is a symbol of peace, and I am truly humbled by being awarded the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin.