Matilde Heckler

Boston, MA

Education:

- Berklee College of Music (expected graduation fall 2025)

  • 3.98 GPA & Dean's List (FA 2020, SP 2021) 

  • Dual degree in Music Business Management and Violin Performance, minor in Creative Entrepreneurship  

  • Attending on the full tuition World Tour Scholarship

  • Works as a tour guide and student recruiter 

Teachers

- Violin: Sara Caswell & Julianee Lee Berklee College of Music (present)

- Violin: Julia Li, 1st violin with The Philadelphia Orchestra (2017-2020)

- Violin: Daniel Han, 1st violin with The Philadelphia Orchestra (2013-2017)

- Violin: Janet Marquardt ( 2010-2014) 

- Piano: Isaac Strader (2015-2018)

- Piano: Molly Larkin (2012-2015)

Violin Competitions and Awards 

- Reading Symphony Orchestra League Competition 

  • 2017 3rd place winner

  • 2018 3rd place winner

  • 2019 2nd place winner                    

- Masterclass with Max Zorin, Penn State Music Professor (2017)

- Masterclass with Ying Fu, Associate Concertmaster with the Philadelphia Orchestra (2017)

- Selected to play at The Mormon Tabernacle with Mark Wood Electrify Your Strings Ensemble (2013) 

Violin Summer Intensives 

- Manhattan School of Music (2018)

  • co-concertmaster of the advanced orchestra 

- Philadelphia International Music Festival (2012-2017)

  • Gold Orchestra 

  • Soloist Preparation Program member 

  • Honorable mention in preliminary concerto competition round (2016)

- Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp (2013-2014)

Performance Experience

- Frequent performances at The Bebop (2021-present) 

- Women in Rock Berklee Ensemble (2021) 

- Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra 

  • Concertmaster (2018-2020)

  • Principal 2nd violin (2017)

  • Assistant 2nd violinist (2016) 

- Berks Sinfonietta

  • 2nd violin section (2016-2018)

- Owen J. Roberts High School Orchestra 

  • Concertmaster (2018-2020)

  • Associate Concertmaster (2017) 

- Owen J. Roberts High School Concert Band 

  • Mallet section (2016-2020)

  • Conducted "The Magnificent Seven" (2017) 

- Owen J. Roberts High School Marching Band 

  • Drum Major (2018-2020)

  • 2nd marimba in pit, arranged pit parts (2017)

  • 1st vibraphone in pit, arranged pit parts (2016)

- Owen J. Roberts High School Jazz Band 

  • 1st pianist (2018-2020)

  • Vibraphone, arranged parts (2016-2018)

- Owen J. Roberts Middle School 

  • Mallet section leader (2015)

  • Conducted "Arabian Dances" with the concert band (2015)

  • Varsity singers piano accompanist (2015)

- 1st Street Players Pit Orchestra 

  • "The Addams Family" (2016)

  • "The Last Five Years" (2016)

- Pennsylvania Music Educators Association  

  • District Orchestra, 1st violin (2017-2018)

  • Regional Orchestra, 1st violin (2017-2018)

  • All-State Orchestra, 2nd violin (2017)

  • District band piano soloist (2018) 

- Wayne Arts Center Chamber Ensemble (2016-2017)

Violin Work

- Speechless Strings Wedding Ensembles (2021-present) 

- Session Violinist (2021-present)

- Private instruction (2020-present) 

- Cherrywood String Wedding Ensembles (2016-present)

- SALT pit orchestra for Beauty and the Beast (2016)