Violist Megan Tam joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2003, and returned to Minneapolis in 2015 after a year with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. She performs regularly on the Orchestra's chamber music series, and in the 2016-17 season, she will play Mendelssohn's Second Viola Quintet and Prokofiev's First String Quartet with Orchestra colleagues.
Tam studied violin and viola at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music. She completed undergraduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under Robert Vernon and receiving the Robert Vernon Prize in Viola. In 2002 she and fellow members of the Linden Quartet won the grand prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition. In addition to being a member of the Montreal Symphony in 2014-15, Tam has performed in recent years with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the World Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, Korea. In the summer of 2015 she played at the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO.