Violist Lesley Hogg, a native of Gloucester, VA, holds an undergraduate degree in music from the University of Virginia, where she graduated with distinction, and a graduate degree in music performance from the University of South Carolina. As a scholarship recipient at UofSC, Lesley was an active chamber musician and served as principal violist of the UofSC Symphony. She served as principal violist of the Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra (Charlottesville, VA) and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra (Charleston, SC), and has also performed with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (New Bedford, MA), the South Carolina Philharmonic (Columbia, SC), the Augusta Symphony Orchestra (Augusta, GA), Opera on the James (Lynchburg, VA), the Avanti Orchestra (Washington, DC), and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC), with whom she played at the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall, Terrace Theater, and Millennium Stage. She has performed in masterclasses for Daniel Foster, Kenneth Martinson, Amadi Azikiwe, Adele Anthony, and the Miami String Quartet. Lesley currently studies with Rita Porfiris of the Hartt School of Music and performs on a 2005 viola by luthier Stanley Kiernoziak. When not playing the viola, Lesley is slinging code working as a software engineer, making pottery, or attempting the Sisyphean task of maintaining passing fluency in Japanese.