Maura Shawn Scanlin, Violin

Maura Shawn Scanlin, born and raised in Boone, North Carolina, currently resides in Boston Massachusetts. Maura is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Violin Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she is in her senior year studying with Lucy Chapman.   Maura’s classical endeavors are particularly focused on chamber music; her collaborations with various string quartets have taken her to the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition and the Banff Chamber Music Residency. 

In addition to classical study and involvement, Maura enjoys performing and collaborating with other musicians in a variety of musical genres ranging from traditional folk to improvisatory music in the greater Boston area and beyond.   Particularly versed in Celtic fiddle music, Maura is a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and the winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, arguably the most prestigious Scottish Fiddle competition in the world.  

Through her studies, collaborations, and performances, Maura hopes that she is able to create meaningful music for audiences to listen to.  She hopes that by bringing meaning and emotion into the world through music, she will help keep the appreciation for live acoustic music of all styles alive.