I am a Skagit-County based cellist and cello teacher with 40 years of playing experience in both classical and rock/folk/pop settings. I studied with Geraldine Sutyak of the Cincinnati Symphony (herself a student of the great Janos Starker), baroque specialist Brent Wissick at UNC Chapel Hill, and LaSalle Quartet cellist Lee Fiser at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. I am a confident and passionate player with a profound enthusiasm for sharing music both as a performer and as an educator. I played in the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra for ten years, serving as the Principal cellist from 2015-2018, and I have recently found a new orchestral home with the Bellingham-based Whatcom Symphony Orchestra. I have also played in the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra , Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Modern Orchestra, and the Starry Night Players. I am currently available for live performances, recording sessions, string arrangements, and cello lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students in the Seattle, Bellingham, and Skagit County areas.
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