Celaya Kirchner is a well sought after freelance musician in the DC metro area. Ms. Kirchner is also an orchestral musician, regularly performing with several orchestras, including the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra as Principal Second, Fairfax Symphony, Apollo Orchestra, Maryland Symphony, Allentown Symphony, as well as the New Orchestra of Washington. She received her Masters in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst under the tutelage of renowned pedagogue Elizabeth Chang. There, she received a string quartet fellowship, performing four chamber music recitals and playing in masterclasses for members of the Cleveland Quartet, Ying Quartet, and Dover Quartet as well as many others. For her undergraduate degree, Ms. Kirchner studied with David Salness of the Left Bank Quartet, at the University of Maryland. She also attended numerous summer chamber music festivals, including Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. In the summer of 2018, Ms. Kirchner travelled to Piobbico, Italy to participate in the Brancaleoni International Music Festival, performing in a 13th century castle as well as in other venues in the Marche region.