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Lisa Mattson, a native of Philadelphia, PA, began playing the viola in fourth grade as part of a public school music program. She attended Duke University where she was recipient of the A. J. Fletcher Performance Scholarship and completed her Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School where she received the Victor Herbert Scholarship. While a student at Juilliard, Lisa studied chamber music with the Juilliard String Quartet and was selected to participate in the Juilliard Quartet Seminar. Lisa earned her Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Heidi Castleman. Her other teachers include Lynne Ramsey, Robert Vernon, William Lincer and Margaret Pardee.Lisa is currently Assistant Principal Viola with The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, a position she has held since 1990. In addition, she has performed with the Akron Symphony, the Youngstown Symphony and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra and participated in the Blossom Festival and the Music Academy of the West. Also active as a teacher, Lisa maintains a viola studio and is on the faculty of the Community School of Naples and the Stringendo School for Strings Summer Academy in West Palm Beach, FL.