Jessica Haller was drawn to the viola after attending a performance as a small child, and started lessons soon after. Viola grew to become a central part of her life, not only as a performer, but also shaping a new generation of violists and giving them the tools to take their music around the world. She has been a highly esteemed performing musician in operas, orchestras, and chamber ensembles for over 25 years in ensembles throughout the United States, as well as internationally in Europe, South America, and North America. Ms. Heller has recorded with artists such as the Silk Road Ensemble and performed for many music and poetry festivals. She is highly dedicated, passionate, and professional in all her musical endeavors. She is currently based out of the central Connecticut area, where she is the Principal Violist of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Connecticut Lyric Opera.