Meghan Cassidy – Viola

Meghan Cassidy Viola

Meghan was born in London in 1988. She studied the viola with Garfield Jackson at the Royal Academy, graduating in 2010. She continued her studies with Tatjana Masurenko at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Leipzig, with Nabuko Imai in Hamburg and Hartmut Rohde at IMS Prussia Cove.

Meghan is both chamber musician and orchestral principal. She is a member of the Solstice Quartet, first-prize winners in the 2009 Royal Over-seas League Competition and Principal Violist with the Orion Symphony Orchestra, a platform for especially talented young soloists. She has guest led the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Scottish Orchestra and she regularly plays with the Royal Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham and the Aurora Orchestras.

She has been praised in The Strad for her ‘fine tone … and good feeling for chamber music’.