Cassandra Bequary

From community outreach to Carnegie Hall, violinist Cassandra Bequary has performed in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings throughout the United States and Europe. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied both modern and baroque violin with Marilyn McDonald. She then completed her Masters of Music degree at the San Francisco Conservatory, studying Ian Swensen, Mark Sokol, and Catherine Van Hoesen. During her time in San Francisco, Cassandra served as concertmaster of conductorless chamber orchestra One Found Sound, and was a founding member of Friction Quartet, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of new music. Cassandra also visited over 120 public schools performing original outreach shows through the San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music program. Currently, Cassandra is a violinist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.