Cornelia Heard

Instrumental Focus

  • violin

Programs Taught

Cornelia Heard is currently the Valere Blair Potter Professor of Violin at Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University. A member of the Blair String Quartet, she has presented concerts and master classes throughout the U.S., recorded for the Naxos, Warner Bros., New World, and Pantheon labels and performed frequently on public radio. She holds degrees from the Juilliard School, where she studied violin with Dorothy DeLay and coached chamber music with Robert Mann, Earl Carlyss, Felix Galimir, and Samuel Rhodes. Concert appearances have included Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, and New York's 92nd Street Y, as well as Chamber Music Northwest, the Skaneateles Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Sedona Chamber Music Festival, Kapalua Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music, Roycroft Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain Summer Music Festival in Connecticut, and Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, New York. She has performed in Italy and Iceland and has served on the artist faculty of the Killington Music Festival and Sewanee Music Festival, as well as the Aspen Festival and School since 2005.