Samantha Hegre began her cello studies at the age of eight in Sacramento, CA. She later earned a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Sacramento where she studied with Andrew Luchansky. She then went on to complete a Master of Music degree and Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD, studying with Jeffrey Solow, Alan Stepansky, and David Hardy.
Samantha has performed in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and England, as well as in the U.S. She attended Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hill, ME and has played in cello and chamber music master classes with Steven Doane, Mihaly Virizlay, Ronald Copes (of the Juilliard Quartet), the Alexander Quartet, and Seymour Lipkin. She has been a member of indie folk bands The Last Monarchs, and The Echo Wall, as well as performing with alt-folk artist, Zoe Ravenwood.
An active performer in the Washington DC area, Samantha also teaches in her Mount Rainier, MD studio and is a faculty member at the Levine School of Music. She is a registered Suzuki Method teacher for Books 1-3.