Professional & Experienced
Contractor and Lead Violinist
Mrs. Edgell holds a Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance from Ohio University. With her 27 years of professional performance experience, Deirdre has both the knowledge and the skills to arrange the perfect match for your music needs.
Deirdre was previously the Assistant Concertmaster of the Bucks County Symphony. Mrs. Edgell is also an active free-lance violinist in Philadelphia, Allentown, Pottsville, Perkasie, Quakertown and upper Delaware; and is the Artistic Director of Got Strings? Youth Orchestra (www.gotstrings.com) in Souderton(PA).
For twelve years, Mrs. Edgell held principal positions with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (Charleston), followed by six years with both the Johnstown (PA) and Altoona (PA) Symphonies. Deirdre was also the former conductor and general manager of the West Virginia Youth Strings Ensemble for five years, as well as an Artist-In-Residence in the Logan County (WV) public schools from 1987-1996.
In addition to performing, Mrs. Edgell now maintains an exclusive in-home teaching studio; providing quality string instruction through weekly private or group lessons. Deirdre is also available as a guest clinician for master classes and summer camps.