Keanu Mitanga began playing the violin at age four. At the age of nine, he auditioned for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program successfully, and has been a member in good standing ever since. He also auditioned successfully for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra last year, where he now holds the position of Principal Second Violin.
Keanu has attended many summer music camps and festivals, among which are the Meadowmount School of Music, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Stringendo, and Scherzando in France. Keanu has been a merit scholarship recipient at almost all of these camps. Keanu received an honorable mention in the ASYO’s concerto competition last year, and won it this year. Additionally, he advanced to the semi finals of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival concerto competition. Recently, he won the first prize in the Rising Stars Competition.
Keanu has been studying with Justin Bruns of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra through the ASO Talent Development Program for the past three years. Additionally, Keanu participates actively in classical music-related community activities and teaches two private students using the Suzuki method.
Keanu attends the Atlanta International School where he is working towards the International Baccalaureate Program.