Violist Gillian Gallagher is making a considerable name for herself as a multi-dimensional artist and chamber musician, having collaborated with such eminent performers as violinist Arnold Steinhardt, pianists Claude Frank and Emanuel Ax, the Tokyo String Quartet, and violinist and composer Mark O'Connor. Gillian tours the United States extensively as violist of both O'Connor's acclaimed Appalachia Waltz Trio, with whom she has performed since 2007, and the O'Connor Quartet. Having participated in and performed at festivals around the world, such as the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and California's Music@Menlo, Gillian has also given recitals in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. A devoted promoter of new and contemporary music, since 2005 Gillian has premiered over a dozen new works at the Museum of Modern Art's Summergarden Series in New York. Gillian is also a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, and has been on viola faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Mark O'Connor's String Camps, and the Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival. Originally from Saratoga Springs, NY, Gillian received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang.