“Violist Meghan Cassidy stands out…with a fine tone, a good feeling for chamber music and a real personality” (Tully Potter, The Strad).
Meghan studied the Viola with Garfield Jackson at the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated in 2010. During her time at the Academy she won the Sydney Griller Award and Sir John Barbirolli memorial prize. In 2007 Meghan joined the Solstice Quartet who went on the win Tillett Trust and Park Lane Group in 2008 and then the Royal Overseas League in 2009.
With the Solstice Quartet, Meghan has performed at the Wigmore hall and QEH as well as live on BBC Radio 3. She continued her studies with Tatjana Masurenko (Leipzig), Nabuko Imai (Hamburg) and Hartmut Rohde at IMS Prussia Cove. As a sought after chamber musician she has performed at Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), Oxford May Music Festival, Oxford Chamber Music Festival, North Yorkshire Moors Chamber Music Festival, Stift International Music Festival (Holland), and the Monte Piano Trio’s Chamber Music Festival in Sylt (Germany).
Meghan has collaborated with the London Conchord Ensemble, Ensemble Midvest, Monte Piano Trio and Fidelio Piano Trio performing in London, Dublin, Frankfurt and Denmark. Alongside a chamber music career Meghan appears as Guest Principal Viola with Orchestras such as The London Mozart Players, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera North and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Highlights this year include performances of Mozart Concertante with Orion Symphony Orchestra and Ealing Symphony Orchestra in London and at the Aberystwyth music festival. Meghan is founder and Artistic Director of the Marylebone Music Festival, which will be in its fourth season 21st-23rd June 2019.