Native New Yorker Marian Heller was a cello student of Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School. Upon graduation, she became a member of the Bangor String Quartet, followed by six years in the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada. She joined the Met Orchestra 34 years ago. Over the years she has participated in numerous chamber music performances with, among other, the Juilliard Quartet, Josef Gingold, William Primrose and Itzhak Perlman. Marian is married to Richard Nass, formerly solo english horn with the Met for 48 years.