Described as “exciting to watch”, violist Melissa Lund Ziegler is an experienced chamber performer. She is a founding member of Muse Trio, was a founding member of the Take 3 String Trio, and has collaborated with violists Katrin Meidell and Michael Chen. She has performed as part of the 360 Lecture Series at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay performing a history of jazz dance styles.
In addition to performing with chamber groups, Lund Ziegler is a dynamic orchestral musician. She was a member of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and performed regularly with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Muncie and Anderson Symphony Orchestras. Lund Ziegler has performed in many orchestras and music festivals in Europe and across the United States including CCM Spoleto (Spoleto, Italy), the Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Fox Valley, Sheboygan, Richmond (IN) Symphony, and Owensboro Symphony Orchestras.
Lund Ziegler holds two degrees in viola performance from the prestigious College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH, and an Artist Diploma from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Her major teachers have included Dr. Catharine Lees, Masao Kawasaki, Rebe Barnes, and Dr. Katrin Meidell.