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Hillary Herndon

University of Tennessee (USA)
Violist Hillary Herndon has earned a national reputation for her brilliant playing, “sweetly soaring tone” (Time Out New York), creative programming and insightful teaching. She has been heard on NPR and PBS and has collaborated with some of the world’s foremost artists, including Carol Wincenc, James VanDermark and Itzhak Perlman, who described Hillary as “having it all… a gifted teacher and an excellent musician.”     Ms. Herndon’s recordings La Viola and American Voices are available on MSR Classics.
Passionate about teaching, Ms. Herndon has published papers in the journals of the American String Teacher and American Viola Society Her recent appearances include performances and master classes at Carnegie Hall, the Sibelius Academy in Finland, Juilliard, Eastman, the University of Michigan, and the International Viola Congress.  Ms. Herndon teaches at the Viola Winter Intensive and at the University of Tennessee, where she is the founder of the annual Viola Celebration.  Herndon holds degrees from the Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music and serves as President-Elect for the American Viola Society.