Violinist Dr. Heather Braun-Bakken performs as first violinist of the prize-winning Arneis Quartet and as a member of the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music. Dr. Braun-Bakken was appointed to the Boston University School of Music faculty in 2014 and the St. Anselm College faculty in 2016. She has performed throughout Canada, China, Italy, and the United States. Other recent recital venues include the Boston Athanaeum, Williams College, Frederick Collection, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and Cabot Theater. She has performed as a soloist with various orchestras in Boston, Milwaukee, Washington DC, and Manchester, VT.

Dr. Braun-Bakken received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, studying with Peter Zazofsky. While at BU, she was twice given the String Department Award and received the Zulalian Foundation Award. Other prices include the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellowship from Emmanuel Music. Dr. Braun-Bakken has coached chamber music and violin at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Manchester Music Festival, Point CounterPoint, Taconic Music, Duxbury Music Festival, and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. She additionally serves as a violin faculty member at the Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, New Jersey, and coaches chamber music for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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