ABOUT THE FOTO SISTERS
The music of The Foto Sisters is a charming and unique blend of sacred, classical, cinematic, and pop styles, with a hint of Celtic. Audiences across the United States have been delighted and inspired by their heartfelt melodies and graceful instrumentation. For over sixteen years, this classically-trained sibling trio has appeared in many different venues, including churches, conferences, schools, cantatas, weddings, and charity events. “It’s hard to remember life as sisters without music,” says Gaylyn.

The Foto Sisters have also performed with many nationally acclaimed artists. In 2015 the Foto Sisters were invited to perform for the National Day of Prayer at the Louisiana State Capitol. They followed this with 2016 and 2017 appearances at the Louisiana Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. They have also had opportunities to perform at the National Quartet Convention and the Creation Museum.

The group is currently working with producers Phillip Keveren and Kent Hooper and have worked with notable producers Steve Mauldin and Joshua Spacht. The Sisters have released six CD recordings, “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” (2009), “It Took a Miracle” (2011), “Morning by Morning” (2013), “Rejoice in Hope” (2015), “What Lies Beyond” (2017), and “Lullaby” (2018).

In addition to their regular appearances as a trio, the sisters have individually won concerto competitions, soloing with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Louisiana Youth Orchestra. They have also held leadership positions as concertmaster, principal violist, and principal cellist in the Louisiana Youth Orchestra. The Sisters have studied music with many internationally acclaimed artists, including Louisiana State University professors, and currently with Daniel Lelchuk, and Borislava Iltcheva. They have also received coaching from the Harlem String Quartet, Peter Slowik, Christer Tepper, and many others. They have participated in summer music camps including the Premiere Orchestral Institute & Chamber Music Academy, Credo Music, and Festival South Orchestral & Chamber Music Academy. They have been mentored by the late Bob Walters (White House arranger and founder of Washington Music Ministries) and also attended the Ben Speer’s Stamps-Baxter School of Music. The Sisters have also trained with various vocal artists and pedagogues.

The trio’s love for children led them to teach violin, viola, cello, and piano in their own private studios for several years. As far as the future, the Foto Sisters realize that life comes in seasons, and they desire to live this season to the fullest until the Lord leads their lives in a new direction. “Life is not about us; it’s about the Glory of God,” says Adelyn. “Together, we have seen the grace of God in our family and in each of our lives up to this point,” adds Gaylyn, “and we want to pass that along to others, one way being through our music.”

Their roots run deep on many acres of country land in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the town they call home. When they are not on the road, the Foto sisters can be found pursuing various hobbies, enjoying their pets, playing regular games of Ultimate Frisbee, and connecting heart-to-heart with other families while dining around their family table.
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Adelyn began music studies at age six on the piano, and started violin four years later. Wanting to venture to her own instrument, she changed to viola and has been its friend ever since. Her vocals add a unique sound to the trio’s projects, and she has a passion for song-writing and composing. She loves to cook and be creative and can often be found in the kitchen creating new dishes. Adelyn has also completed a course in naturopathy.
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Katelyn started piano lessons at age five, and began her study of violin one year later at age six. She loves to sing, whether sweeping the kitchen floor or ministering onstage, and she has a heart for sharing the gospel through her music. She does a great deal of music arranging for the group, including several a cappella arrangements. Katelyn enjoys graphic design, and her work can be seen on several of the Foto Sisters' album covers. She also loves participating in races and color runs and playing frisbee with friends.
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Although she began both piano and violin at age four, Gaylyn jokes that her sisters “convinced” her to switch to the cello at age nine. She enjoys expanding her knowledge of her instrument and lending her vocals to projects with her sisters. While she claims arranging and composing are not her forte, she is a driving force behind the group’s pursuit of excellence. When it comes to things other than music, Gaylyn’s interests include fitness and exercise, and a love of nature and animals. She also enjoys the art of designing and decorating. From parties, to house and home, or to wardrobe, she has a special gift and eye for making things beautiful.