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A native of Southern California, Jacqueline Brand was only three and a half years old when she began studying the violin. At the age of 12, Jacqueline became a student of Jascha Heifetz, studying in the Heifetz Master Classes for four years. She later continued her studies with Ruggiero Ricci and Eudice Shapiro.
Jacqueline is a recipient of the Young Musicians Foundation Award and has been honored at prestigious competitions such as the Midland-Odessa and Ima Hogg national competitions. As a member of the Arpa Trio, she received first place in the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition.
Since joining LACO in 1985, Jacqueline has appeared as a frequent soloist with the Orchestra. She has also made solo appearances with the San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and Redlands symphonies, among others, and in concerts with Helmuth Rilling in Germany. She has participated in numerous festivals, including the Mainly Mozart, Ojai, Oregon Bach, Mozart in Monterey, Banff, Shawnigan and Flagstaff festivals.
Jacqueline is active in the motion picture and television recording industry.