Will Teegarden, Cello
Cellist Will Teegarden resides in Pittsburgh where he teaches and freelances, regularly performs with local companies such as the Canton, Youngstown, and Westmoreland Symphonies, and the Pittsburgh Festival Opera. Additional performance credits include the New World Symphony, The Florida Orchestra, and the Orlando Philharmonic, under conductors Manfred Honeck, Michael Tilson Thomas, Matthias Bamert, Yan Pascal Tortelier, JoAnn Falleta, among others. He holds degrees in music from the University of Florida and Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with cellists Steven Thomas and Anne Martindale Williams respectively. At Carnegie Mellon, he served as Co-Principal Cello, and earned first prize with his colleagues in the school's Silberman Chamber Music Competition with an enthusiastically received rendition of Oliver Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du temps". Additionally, Will has attended the National Repertory Orchestra, Brevard Music Center, and the Innsbrook Institute Summer Festivals.