“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, and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in Spring 2019. 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, SoNoRo Festival (Bucharest) 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 is Associate No.2 Viola with The London Mozart Players and Sub-Principal Viola with The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared as Guest Principal Viola with Orchestras such as, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera North and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In 2019 Meghan was the solo Violist for Hugh Jackman’s U.K. and European Arena Tour of The Man The Music the Show. Meghan is founder and Artistic Director of the Marylebone Music Festival which has raised over £31,000 for Charity. The Festival will enjoy its sixth season 19th-25st June 2021. The Marylebone Music Festival, June 2020, released an Album with Air-Edel Besant Hall Records ‘Songs from the Marylebone Pleasure Gardens’