Pianist Virginia Weckstrom is an Artist Faculty member of chamber music and collaborative piano at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University. She is also on the Artist Faculty of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto and is an Artist Faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Previously, Ms. Weckstrom served on the faculty at the University of Michigan and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Active in both solo and chamber music performances at the institutions where she teaches, Ms. Weckstrom has performed on NPR with the Wall Street Chamber Players, was pianist/harpsichordist with the New Haven Symphony for ten years and performed with Michigan’s Ann Arbor and Flint Symphony orchestras.
Deeply committed to arts education, Ms. Weckstrom chaired the piano department at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT and was a founder of the School for Performing Arts in Ann Arbor. MI., creating successful educational programs and concert series at both institutions. A frequent adjudicator, she also has presented lecture recitals and master classes throughout the Midwest, Texas, and Sydney, Australia.
Most recent performances and master classes include: the IMFA Festival in Duino, Italy, University of Delaware Master Players Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Luby Violin Symposium at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Emerald Coast Chamber Music Festival in Florida.
Ms. Weckstrom received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the Western College for Women and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. Her teachers have included: Ruby Hamlin, Eleanore Vail, John Kirkpatrick, John Perry, Jacqueline Marcault and Lilian Kallir.