Heather Kufchak has been playing violin since age four, and growing up in a musical family, she began playing chamber music with her siblings at age seven. Living in Columbus for the majority of her youth, Heather participated in many of the local programs for young musicians. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University as a student of Marjorie Bagley. In 2011, she graduated with her master’s degree in violin performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, studying with Kathleen Winkler. Heather is in her ninth season with ProMusica. She also regularly performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as teaching her private studio.