Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, violinist Heather Braun recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, studying under Peter Zazofsky. She performs as a co-concertmaster and soloist with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, with whom she made her concerto debut in September 2013. Other recent highlights include performing in the Rockport Chamber Music Festival with the Manchester (VT) Chamber Players, and with East-West Virtuosi in Ashland, OR.
Ms. Braun has performed as first violinist of the Arneis Quartet since 2009, with recent recitals at the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Music on Main’s Modulus Festival in Vancouver, and Stanford University's Lively Arts Series. The Quartet won 2nd Prize at the 2012 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Jordan Hall. As a member of Arneis, she has participated in the Aspen Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, Banff Centre, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and the Juilliard Quartet Seminar.
Twice a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow, she was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize in 2005. Heather received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Mikhail Kopelman. While earning her Master of Music and DMA degrees at Boston University, she was given the String Department Award twice and the Zulalian Foundation Award in 2010. She has collaborated in concert with the Ying Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Menahem Pressler, and Marc Johnson. She performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and freelancer throughout Boston and the New England area. Heather maintains a private studio and teaches privately for the Brookline Public Schools Extension Program, and also acts as a coach for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.
We welcome Ms. Braun to our Historical Piano Concerts.