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Maureen Murchie performs on modern and baroque violin and viola across the US as well as in China, Japan, and Europe. In addition to her work with the Handel and Haydn Society, Maureen is principal viola of Bach Akademie Charlotte and in recent years has performed with Trinity Baroque Orchestra, NOVUS NY, Helicon, American Classical Orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated, Garth Newel Piano Quartet, Mark Morris Dance Company, Mercury Ensemble, Staunton Music Festival, Boulder Bach Festival, REBEL, Bethlehem Bach Festival, and in the Broadway pits of Tootsie and Farinelli and the King. Maureen holds a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she wrote a dissertation on the history of the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra. Having grown up in Japan and attended Japanese schools, Maureen also is in demand as a Japanese translator and interpreter. She is currently the Marketing Operations Manager at BIA, a litigation technology firm based in lower Manhattan.