Director, NEC Preparatory String Orchestra; Violin
Marta Zurad received her Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory and her Graduate Diploma and Master of Music degree from Longy School of Music. She also attended the Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland. Her violin teachers have included Wieslaw Kwasny, Valeria Kuchment, and Eric Rosenblith.
Zurad conducts the Preparatory String Orchestra at New England Conservatory. She is also the conductor of the Petit Ensemble, the Young People's String Orchestra and the Intensive Community Program Orchestra at the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. She was the founder and conductor of the Longy Concertino and Sinfonietta. She is on the string faculty at NEC, Rivers Conservatory, and the Winchester Community Music School. She serves as an adjudicator for various local concerto competitions.
She is a very active chamber musician, and is a past participant of Yellow Barn Music Festival and Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival. She plays regularly with a number of local chamber groups, both as a violinist and a violist. She is a member of the Lexington Symphony, and has performed with many other orchestras in the Boston area.
Graduate Diploma, M.M., Longy School of Music; B.M., New England Conservatory; Academy of Music in Krakow, Poland. Teachers: Wieslaw Kwasny, Valeria Kuchment, Eric Rosenblith. Also faculty of BYSO, Rivers Conservatory, Winchester Community Music School.