Maureen Gallagher has been Principal Violist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 1996. She was featured in the ballet Viola Alone (with one exception) which is comprised of solo Hindemith viola sonatas, on the Great Performances series in 2003. In addition to the extensive orchestral repertoire of the company, she has performed in many chamber music works, and has toured with New York City Ballet Moves.
Ms. Gallagher is also Co-Principal Violist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Co-Principal Violist of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (and a member of the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble), and Co-Principal Violist of the Mito Chamber Orchestra in Mito, Japan (Seiji Ozawa, music director) where she performs for several weeks each year. She is the Artistic Director of the Ullendorff Chamber Music series at DOROT in New York City. Ms. Gallagher has been a guest artist with the Tokyo, Emerson, Orion, Brentano, Cleveland, and Miami String Quartets and she is a frequent performer at the Sebago-Long Lake Chamber Music Festival in Maine. Her teaching positions have included Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, and University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Ms. Gallagher performs on a viola made by Paolo Antonio Testore in Milan in 1743, formerly owned by another member of the New York City Ballet viola section.