Maria Caswell is a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. She studied modern violin at the New England Conservatory of Music with Masuko Ushioda, and historical performance with Daniel Stepner and John Gibbons, among others. Since returning home to the San Francisco Bay Area she has also performed with ABS, Magnificat, Jubilate, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, the Alphabet Players, Santa Rosa Symphony, Pacific Bach Project, and many others, as well as performing recitals of 17th century violin repertoire. She plays and teaches both violin and viola. She lives in Sonoma County.
She plays a violin made by Antoni Rief im Vils, Tyroll 1725. Her viola was made by William Old in Falmouth, England 1890