Heather MacArthur, Violin & Viola
Heather MacArthur is a violinist who enjoys sharing her passion for music and the violin with everyone she meets and wherever she goes. Heather began playing the violin at the age of 4 in southern California. She continued her studies during high school at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. In 2005 she moved to Maryland where she earned a Bachelor’s of Music degree at the University of Maryland as a student of David Salness. She has since established herself as an active freelancer and teacher in the DC area. She performs with the Reading Symphony, Williamsburg Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Mid Atlantic Symphony, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, and Pennsylvania Philharmonic.
Summer festivals she has attended include the National Orchestra Institute, Miami Music Festival, California Summer Music Festival, the American Institute of Music Studies (Graz, Austria), and Brevard Music Festival. Heather has been involved in numerous projects that bring innovative musical events to the public; concert venues include the Smithsonian museums and the Kennedy Center, and Atlas Theater.
Heather has had extensive experience teaching all ages and all levels. She helps coach at the DC Youth Orchestra Program, and College Park Youth Orchestra.
She has enjoyed the opportunity to have lessons and master classes with David and Linda Cerone, Andres Cardenes, Michael Klotz, Gary Levinson, Lisa-Beth Lambert, Yuriy Bekker, Elizabeth Adkins, Jonathan Carney, Charles Castleman, Martin Chalifour, Ellen de Pasquale, the Diaz Trio, Kronos Quartet, the Miami Quartet, and the Guarneri Quartet.
She earned a Master’s of Music degree in Violin Performance at the University of Maryland studying with James Stern in May 2017.