Abby Young grew up in Ashland, Oregon, and began studying the violin at age four. She studied Violin Performance with Fritz Gearhart at the University of Oregon, where she was named the 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Strings. Abby earned her Master's and Doctorate in Violin Performance with Scott Flavin at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where she served as a Henry Mancini Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant. Her doctoral research culminated in her thesis, entitled "Job Satisfaction of Orchestral Musicians: The Effects of Non-Performance Organizational Roles."
As a member of the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, Abby has performed live in concert with John Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Gloria Estefan, Ben Folds, Bruce Hornsby, Barry Manilow, Matthew Morrison, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, George Benson, Arturo Sandoval, Mark O'Connor, Jon Secada, Rita Moreno, Dave Grusin, Shelly Berg, and Terence Blanchard. She has appeared on George Benson’s 2013 album "Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole;" a live PBS Special "Jazz and the Philharmonic," featuring Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Mark O’Connor, Terence Blanchard, Shelly Berg, and produced by Phil Ramone; and live PBS Special "Gloria Estefan: The Standards." Abby performs regularly with the Naples Philharmonic, where she has shared the stage with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Immanuel Ax, and Joshua Bell. She also performs with the Nu Deco Ensemble, Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, and Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and has performed with the Miami Symphony, Miami Bach Society, Michael Bolton, José Feliciano, Natalie Cole, the Marley Brothers, and with KSHMR at the Ultra and Ilesoniq Music Festivals.
Abby maintains a full private violin studio, in addition to serving as the Personnel Manager for the Nu Deco Ensemble.