Eliana Heig's Bio

Eliana Haig enjoys an active career as both performer and educator. Since relocating to St Louis in 2012, Eliana has performed with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Winter Opera Saint Louis, and Chamber Project Saint Louis. As a founding member of the Perseid String Quartet, she has appeared in concert series at Washington University in St. Louis, Southwestern Illinois College and Ladue Chapel. Eliana has served as a section violist in the Erie Philharmonic and Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestras and as a substitute in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. More recently she has performed as principal violist with the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis.

An active teacher, Eliana is adjunct Professor of viola at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and teaches through the Community Music School of Webster University. She is regularly engaged as an adjudicator and clinician and last year was program director for the first annual "Viola Christmas", a viola ensemble concert drawing viola players from throughout the metro region.

Eliana holds a Master of Music in Performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music with honors from Lawrence University. She studied performance with Ira Weller, George Taylor, Matthias Maurer, and Matthew Michelic and pedagogy with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Joanne Melvin, and William Preucil Sr. Eliana lives in University City with her husband, Alex, and orange tabby, Mooch.