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 (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 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 am a current member of the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra and the Starry Night Players. I have also performed with the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra , Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Modern Orchestra, Bellingham Chamber Chorale and Theater Artists for Social Action. I enjoy coaching youth players in both the Fidalgo Youth Symphony and the Bellingham Youth Chamber Players. I am currently available for live performances, recording sessions, string arrangements, and cello lessons for all ages and all levels in Bellingham and Skagit County.
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