Mallory Hayes is an acting member of the North Carolina Symphony’s Second Violin section for the 2021/22 season. She has been a substitute violinist with the North Carolina Symphony since 2019, and is also a regular substitute with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Hayes was a section violinist for the Winston-Salem Symphony and Greensboro Symphony Orchestra until 2021 and held the position of Principal Second Violin of the Spartanburg Philharmonic from 2014-2016, the youngest violinist to hold this title in the orchestra’s history. She was also a section violinist with the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 2019. She has been a featured soloist with the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic, and the Converse Symphony Orchestra.
Also an active chamber musician, Hayes most notably performed as first violinist in a chamber group with the late Lynn Harrell during a week-long residency at the UNC Greensboro School of Music. She has also worked with notable string quartets including the Penderecki String Quartet, Juilliard String Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, and the Fry Street Quartet. She has spent past summers at the Brevard Music Center, Castleman Quartet Program, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Hayes has worked with a number of renowned musicians and pedagogues throughout her studies, including Charles Castleman, Mimi Zweig, Vadim Gluzman, Paul Kantor, and Stefani Collins Matsuo (concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra). She holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Converse College, where she graduated summa cum laude and received Distinction in Performance. She studied with Sarah Johnson, a student of Ivan Galamian. Mallory received her master’s degree in violin performance from UNC Greensboro, studying with Fabián López. She also attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a high-school student.