Denise Wilkinson became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra in 1982. A native of New Jersey, Ms. Wilkinson began her viola studies at the age of 16. She was awarded a full merit scholarship to the Cleveland Institute of Music where she earned her Master of Music degree. She is an active chamber musician and has performed frequently on the National Symphony Orchestra's chamber series, with
the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, American Chamber Orchestra, 20th Century Consort, and National Musical Arts.