The Tom and Mary Mac Bradshaw Chair
Violinist Maria Meyer grew up listening to the North Carolina Symphony. She began taking violin lessons at the age of four with Pamela Pandolfi and continued her training with Wilinda Atchley. She later studied with North Carolina Symphony Concertmaster Brian Reagin both in North Carolina and at the Chautauqua Institution.
Meyer left her home state to earn her Bachelor of Music degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Linda Cerone. In May 2005, she received her Master of Music degree from Rice University under the guidance of principal teacher Kenneth Goldsmith with a focus on orchestral repertoire under Raphael Fliegel.
An avid chamber musician, Meyer has spent several summers at Soundfest String Quartet Institute with the Colorado Quartet, both in the Apprentice Program as a high school student and in the Professional Studies Program with the Kalliope Quartet, which she co-founded at The Cleveland Institute of Music. Other chamber music mentors include Peter Salaff, James Dunham, and Norman Fischer.