Violinist Heather Braun recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, studying under Peter Zazofsky. She performs as a member of the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, and was a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow in 2010-2011. Other recent performance highlights include the Rockport Chamber Music Festival with the Manchester (VT) Chamber Players and performances with East-West Virtuosi in Ashland, OR. Heather has performed as first violinist of the Arneis Quartet since 2009, which has performed at the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Music on Main’s Modulus Festival in Vancouver, and Stanford University’s Lively Arts Series. Twice a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow, she was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize in 2005. Heather received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Mikhail Kopelman. While earning her Master of Music and DMA degrees at Boston University, she was given the String Department Award in 2008 and 2011 and the Zulalian Foundation Award in 2010. She has collaborated in concert with the Ying Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Menahem Pressler, Robert Levin, Randall Hodgkinson and Marc Johnson. She performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and freelancer throughout the New England area. Heather maintains a private studio as well as teaches privately for the Brookline Public Schools Extension Program.