Andrea Segar — Violin
Andrea Segar, violinist, has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, appearing in such venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Jordan Hall in Boston. Andrea’s performances have been featured nationally on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, in addition to broadcasts on various local classical music radio stations.
Her recent awards include first prizes in the Washington International String Competition and the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition. Andrea has appeared internationally in recital and as a chamber musician, collaborating with Grammy Award-winning artists Roger Tapping and Susan Narucki and members of the Peabody Trio and Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet, among others.
Her festival appearances include the Olympic Music Festival, Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, Yellow Barn, Music Academy of the West, Music at Menlo, International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove (United Kingdom), Jigsaw Players (United Kingdom), Bedford Chamber Music Festival (United Kingdom), and Festival de San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). She is a frequent guest with the Boston-based ensemble A Far Cry, and has performed on two of their recordings for the Naxos label.
Andrea received her Masters and Bachelor of Music degrees with Honors from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she served as the teaching assistant to violin professor Donald Weilerstein, and on the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. She also served as the head violin studio teaching assistant to Soovin Kim and Philip Setzer (of the Emerson String Quartet) at SUNY Stony Brook, where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree. Andrea is excited to be making her second appearance at the Birdfoot Festival.