Beth Welty received her Bachelor and Master's degrees in violin performance from Indiana University, where she was a student of Yuval Yaron. After college, she further continued her violin studies with Robert Koff, founding second violinist of the Juilliard Quartet, as well as working with Eugene Lehner for many years as her chamber music coach.
She has performed with numerous groups in the Boston area, including the Boston Classical Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. She has performed abroad with various organizations, touring Italy with the Chorus of Westerly and South Africa with the London (UK) Chamber Players. She toured Spain twice as concertmaster of the Massachusetts Symphony. In 2014, she traveled to Switzerland to perform a solo recital, and in 2015 did a five-concert tour of England with the Aryaloka String Quartet.
Beth is the assistant principal second violinist with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra and serves as concertmaster of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra. Last season, she and the NCO premiered a piece written especially for her by NH Philharmonic music director Mark Latham.
An avid chamber musician, Beth is a founding member of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble, which is based in Boston. In 1991 she made her Lincoln Center debut with the Boston Quartet, of which she was also a founding member.
Beth also teaches violin and viola to students of all ages and is proud to serve as a teacher with Sinfonietta Strings in Nashua, as well as maintaining a private studio at her home in Waltham, MA.
In her spare time, Beth enjoys working at the pottery wheel, creating handcrafted stoneware pieces that often are donated to benefit local arts organizations, including the NH Phil.