Meghan Cassidy was born in London in 1988 and studied the viola with Garfield Jackson at the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated in 2010. She continued her studies with Tatjana Masurenko (Leipzig), Nabuko Imai (Hamburg) and Hartmut Rohde at IMS Prussia Cove.
Meghan enjoys a busy career as a chamber musician and orchestral principal. As a member of the Solstice Quartet (winners of the Royal Overseas League 2009), Meghan has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Museé d'Orsay, Paris and live on BBC Radio 3.
Currently Principal Violist with the Orion Symphony Orchestra, Meghan has also guest led the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She regularly plays with RPO, CBSO and Aurora Orchestra.
Highlights this year include performances with the Pavao Quartet, the Rhodes Piano Trio, recital with Ian Brown at the Jubilee hall Aldeburgh and a performance of the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante at the Aberystwyth Music Festival.
"Violist Meghan Cassidy stands out...with a fine tone, a good feeling for chamber music and a real personality" (Tully Potter, The Strad).