Violinist Andrea Segar enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher.  She joined the Lydian String Quartet as first violinist in 2016.  Other chamber music includes Yellow Barn, the Birdfoot Festival, the Perlman Music Program, Music@Menlo, IMS Prussia Cove and Festival de San Miguel de Allende, among others.  Andrea has performed with members of the Emerson Quartet, Juilliard Quartet, Peabody Trio and Mendelssohn Quartet, Soovin Kim, Colin Carr, Stefan Milenkovich, and Susan Narucki. She also performed as guest member of the Grammy-nominated ensemble A Far Cry, and appeared on their recordings for Naxos and Crier Records. Andrea’s performances have aired on NPR’s Performance Today and classical radio stations nationwide.

Her competition awards include first prizes in the Washington International String Competition and the ASTA National Solo Competition. As a soloist, Andrea has appeared with numerous ensembles across the country, including the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Portland Symphony, Arizona Musicfest Orchestra, Oakland-East Bay Symphony, ProArt Symphony, and the New England Conservatory Bach Ensemble, in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Jordan Hall in Boston. She also has appeared in recital in the US, UK and Mexico.

Andrea recently developed a recital project focused on the far-ranging violin and piano music of the early 20th century, titled “The Decade Project,” at the Maybeck Studio. Andrea holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music, where she served as the teaching assistant to Donald Weilerstein, and SUNY Stony Brook, where she served as the head violin studio teaching assistant to Philip Setzer and Soovin Kim. She is currently Associate Professor of the Practice at Brandeis University.

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