Violist Meghan Cassidy graduated in 2010 from London's Royal Academy of Music, where she had studied with Garfield Jackson. In 2007 Cassidy joined the award-winning Solstice Quartet, with whom she has performed at the Wigmore Hall and on BBC Radio 3. She continued her studies as a pupil of Tatjana Masurenko in Leipzig, Nabuko Imai in Hamburg and Hartmut Rohde in a masterclass given in Cornwall. Cassidy has played chamber music at several European festivals and has performed with the London Conchord Ensemble, Ensemble MidtVest and the Monte and Fidelio Piano Trios. She has been guest principal viola with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera North, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. This year's highlights include performances of Mozart's Sinfonia concertante in which she will be principal viola. Cassidy also directs the Marylebone Music Festival in London, which she founded.