RESUME

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Picking up the violin with natural talent in the 3rd grade, Matilde has always been a force to be reckoned with. She has studied with Philadelphia Orchestra members Daniel Han and Julia Li as well as Sara Caswell, Jason Anick, and Julianne Lee at Berklee College of Music. She has extensive performance experience under her belt, having worked with Mark Woods, The Berks Sinfonietta, The Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra, Cherrywood String Ensembles, Speechless Strings, and much more. She is currently pursuing a dual degree in Music Business Management and Violin Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. 

EDUCATION 

2020-PRESENT 

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC 

2016-2020

OWEN J. ROBERTS HIGHSCHOOL 

  • Full-Tuition World Tour Scholarship Recipient

  • Works as Tour Guide and Student Recruiter 

  • Student Ambassador 

  • 3.98 and Deans List FA 2020, SP 2021, FA 2021 

  • Violin Performance and Music Business Management dual major, Creative Entrepreneurship minor

COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS 

2017-2019

2017

2013

  • Reading Symphony Orchestra League Concerto Competition 2017-18 3rd Place Winner 

  • 2019 2nd Place Winner 

  • Masterclass with Ying Fu, Associate Concertmaster with the Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Masterclass with Max Zorin, Penn State Music Professor

  • Selected to play at the Mormon Tabernacle with Mark Wood's Electrify Your Strings Ensemble

SUMMER INTENSIVES 

2018

2012-2017

2013-2014

Manhattan School of Music 

  • Concertmaster of the Advanced Orchestra 

Philadelphia International Music Festival 

  • Gold Orchestra 

  • Soloist Preparation Program Member 

  • Honorary Mention in Concerto Competition (2016) 

Mark Woods Rock Orchestra Camp 

  • Selected to play in the advanced orchestra as one of the youngest members 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE 

2020-PRESENT 

2020-Present 

2017-2018 

2016-2018

The Matilde Heckler Band 

  • Frequent performances fronting her own band in and around Boston, MA 

  • Venues including O'Briens, Brinstar, The Turnpike, UMass Amherst, and many more

Berklee College of Music 

  • Open House Featured Mock-Audition Performer at The Berklee Performance Center 

  • The International Folk Festival for Hungary at The Berklee Performance Center

  • Women in Rock Ensemble 

  • Classic Rock Ensemble 

The Berks Sinfonietta 

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District, Region, and All-State Musician

WORK EXPERIENCE 

2021-PRESENT 

2020-PRESENT 

2020-PRESENT 

2016-2020

2016-2018

Speechless Strings 

  • Boston, MA and surrounding areas 

Session Violinist 

  • Berklee College of Music 

  • Personal & Peer Projects 

Cherrywood String Ensembles 

  • Philadelphia, PA and surrounding areas 

Private Instruction 

Pit Orchestras 

  • SALT Theatre

    • Beauty and the Beast ​

  • 1st Street Players 

    • The Last Five Years ​

    • The Addams Family