Violinist Andréa Picard Boecker’s musical and social involvement has brought her to perform in the most diverse venues, from Carnegie Hall to the slums of Delhi, India. As a recitalist and chamber player, she has been heard in Italy, France, Hungary and across the United States and Canada. Ms. Picard Boecker currently plays with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. An avid chamber player, she frequently collaborates with colleagues and has toured Québec and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Andréa Picard Boecker’s extensive teaching experience includes teaching violin and violin pedagogy at Susquehanna University and at the Stage Musical d’Été Vivaldi in France. She has been adjunct faculty at Towson University and coached chamber music at the Peabody Conservatory. Ms. Picard Boecker is currently a faculty member at the Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore where she teaches violin and is Director of the Young People’s String Program. She also enjoys teaching every summer at the Camp Musical des Laurentides, in Canada. In March 2017, Ms. Picard Boecker is invited to present two sessions at the American String Teacher’s Association’s (ASTA)National Conference in Pittsburgh.
Originally from Québec, Ms. Picard Boecker earned the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal’s Prix with highest distinction in violin performance and chamber music. She received her Master’s of Music in Violin Performance and Pedagogy at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she was awarded the Josef Kaspar Award for Strings.
When she isn’t holding a violin, Andréa enjoys discovering the world anew through the eyes of her young son and daughter, as well as exploring the outdoors with her husband.