Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Heather Kelley
|Heather Kelley, violin, received her Bachelor’s of Music and Master’s of Music from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay. She also studied with Artur Grumiaux, Jean-Pierre Walez, and Paul Makanowitzky. Chamber music studies were with Robert Mann and Felix Galimir.
Professionally, she has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the English and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, L’ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Strasbourg Philharmonic (France), International Chamber Soloists (Eric Shumsky, music director), and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (New York).
Solo appearances have been with the Toulouse Symphony, International Chamber Soloists, L’Orchestra de Bordeaux, the Erie Philharmonic, and the Bayfront Orchestras. She is a former member of the Quatuor Stanislas and has performed numerous recitals in Europe and the United States.
Ms. Kelley is also a lyric soprano, recipient of the Liederkrantz awards, Young Concert Artists award, and a finalist three times in the MacAllister Awards, and has performed fifteen different major operatic roles.
Musica Bella concerts: February 29, 2004; March 13, 2005; March 26, 2006