The Washington Post has described Maureen Walsh as bringing “consummate skill and interpretative sensitivity to the Schmitt, capturing every ounce of its dusky innuendos and mystical exoticism” after a performance with the National Symphony Orchestra. Miss Walsh was a prizewinner of the NSO young soloist competition as well as the Harold Randolf Prize and the Baltimore Music Club competition.
While an avid recitalist in the Mid-Atlantic region, Miss Walsh has taken the saxophone from Montana to Thailand with a blend of classical and contemporary programing. She currently performs with the Capital Wind Symphony and is a founding member of the Transfixus ensemble for saxophone and string quartet, as well as the Director of the Washington Youth saxophone ensemble.
Miss Walsh studied at the Peabody Conservatory with Gary Louie and received 3 degrees there including a masters. She also studied with the iconic Donald Sinta at the University of Michigan. Currently, she teaches at the Levine School of Music in DC, DeMatha Catholic High School, and independently with students all over the country. She is excited to bring her talents to the Killington music festival in Vermont, bringing “saxophone to the mountain” for the first time in its history.