Adah Kaplan (age 16) is a composer and violinist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is currently in eleventh grade and attends Laurel Springs School. She studies violin with Kimberly Fisher and is the concertmaster of Philadelphia Sinfonia and Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, and plays with Penn Symphony Orchestra and the Auger Contemporary Music Ensemble of Settlement Music School. Adah studies composition with Melissa Dunphy and her solo violin piece, “whitewashed” recently appeared on Lara St. John’s new album, She/her/her’s! Her “waltz for a hesitant era,” written for Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, is set to premiere in the Spring of 2023.