Violinist Dayna Hepler is a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and is the Associate Concertmaster of the Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago, IL. In addition, she is a member of the Harrisburg Symphony, the Assistant Concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Assistant Principal 2nd of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and Principal 2nd in Symphony in C (formerly Haddonfield Symphony). She is also the former Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony, has been a
guest Concertmaster with the National Philharmonic and Reading Symphony, and is a substitute violinist with both the Indianapolis Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Ms. Hepler began her studies in Chicago, IL, with Suzuki teacher Betty Haag, followed by Desiree Ruhstrat at the Music Institute of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Music from The Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Yumi Ninomiya Scott. Ms. Hepler has performed as a soloist
at the Kennedy Center as winner of the Viva Vivaldi competition, and has soloed with the Newark Symphony, Harper Symphony, the Young Steinway Series, was a member of the Disney Young Artist Orchestra, and others. She has performed throughout the Chicago area, appearing on broadcasts for WFMT and NPR’s From the Top. Ms. Hepler has been a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra in
Verbier, Switzerland, working with renowned conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Yuri Temirkanov, and Valery Gergiev. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Hepler has twice participated in Music From Angel Fire’s Young Artist Program in New Mexico, and has also collaborated with artists such as the Lincoln Trio, Ida Kavafian, Steve Tenenbom, Jeremy Denk, and Roberto Diaz.