Andrea Picard Boecker
Violin, Co-Director of YPSP, PCVP Assistant, Conservatory Chamber Music Adjunct Faculty
Violinist Andréa Picard Boecker’s musical and social involvement has brought her to perform in the most diverse venues, from Carnegie Hall to the slums of Delhi, India. As a recitalist and chamber player, Picard Boecker has been heard in Italy, France, Hungary and across the United States and Canada. Her thoughtful performances have been applauded in masterclasses by internationally acclaimed musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, Gil Shaham and Léonidas Kavakos.
An avid chamber player, Picard Boecker frequently collaborates with colleagues and regularly tours Québec and the Mid-Atlantic region with pianist Irene Kim, playing in various concert venues for enthused audiences.
Originally from Québec, Picard Boecker earned the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal's award with highest distinction in violin performance and chamber music. She also won the Josef Kaspar Award in Strings at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she received her Master’s of Music in Violin Performance and Violin Pedagogy. Picard Boecker is a recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor of Québec’s Award and the Music Teachers National Association’s StAR Award.
Picard Boecker’s extensive teaching experience has included teaching violin and violin pedagogy at Susquehanna University and at the Stage Musical d’Été Vivaldi in France, as well as directing the Camp Musical de l’Estrie in Québec. She is currently a faculty member at the Peabody Institute where she teaches violin for the Preparatory, is assistant coordinator of the Young People’s String Program and coaches Conservatory chamber music. Picard Boecker is also a faculty member at Towson University and at the Camp Musical des Laurentides, in Canada.