Violinist Heidi Braun-Hill enjoys a musical career that spans a wide variety of genres and styles. She is the violin soloist and concertmaster of the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music where she performs regularly as part of their weekly Bach Cantata Series, having performed over 100 Bach cantatas. She has been a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow at Emmanuel Music and performed in the Peter Sellars/Craig Smith production of Bach Cantatas BWV 82 and 199 with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson which was presented in Boston, New York, Paris, London, Lucerne, Amsterdam, and Vienna. Ms. Braun-Hill is also concertmaster of Odyssey Opera of Boston and the Marsh Chapel Collegium at Boston University and appears regularly with many Boston groups including Boston Lyric Opera, the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Cantata Singers, and others. She has performed with numerous chamber music series, including Winsor Music, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and Token Creek Music Festival. She can be heard on recordings of Bach arias with soprano Kendra Colton and oboist Peggy Pearson as well as on recordings with various groups on the Arsis, Nonesuch, Naxos, BMOP/sound, and Albany labels. As a frequent performer of new music, she has premiered chamber works by John Harbison, Martin Brody, Martin Boykan, Scott Wheeler, Edward Cohen, Allen Anderson, and others. Passionate about arts education, Ms. Braun-Hill was on the faculty of Phillips Exeter Academy for many years, currently teaches at the Rivers School Conservatory and the Bach Institute at Emmanuel Church, and has participated in musical outreach programs in many capacities. Ms. Braun-Hill lives in Natick, MA with her husband, French hornist Whitacre Hill, and their two children.

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