Cellista is an acclaimed producer and artistic director.

Most recently she debuted her interdisciplinary exhibit

The End of Time

alongside internationally renowned visual artist Barron Storey

 

Cellista is an acclaimed producer and artistic director. Most recently she debuted her interdisciplinary exhibit The End of Time alongside internationally renowned visual artist Barron Storey’s solo exhibit Quartet at Anno Domini art gallery in downtown San Jose with her chamber music collective the Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble. The critically acclaimed dual exhibition, created in tribute to French composer Olivier Messiaen’s seminal chamber work The Quartet for the End of Time, received mention in Juxtapoz Magazine.

A noted session musician for both recording and live performance, Cellista has worked with Grammy-nominated artist Tanya Donelly, producer John Vanderslice, Don McLean, Casey Crescenzo, and Van Dyke Parks.

Cellista has studied with Jennifer Culp formerly of the Kronos Quartet and faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Alexander String Quartet.

She plays a Luis & Clarke carbon fibre cello and an 1885 Czech cello.

Her debut full-length album Finding San Jose will be released in Fall of 2016.

 

Press Inquiries:

media@cellista.net

 
 

quick facts

Origin: 

Downtown San José, CA

Genres:

Experimental Classical
 

Years Active: 

2010- Present
 

Label: 

Juxtapositions
 

wikipedia: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellista

 

press quotes


“She gave me quotes to put around the emptiness.

She gave me context. And subtext.

And reflex-tions of what has now filled the void.”

 -Gary Singh, journalist and poet

 

“Her playing is fantastic, her professionalism unparalleled, and the comfort and ease with which she moves between many musical styles make her an x-factor in any group or project.

She is a collaborator of the highest caliber.  Her commitment to community, excellence, and innovation make her one of my favorite persons with which to tackle exciting projects.

On top of all of this, she is an awesome human being who is committed to her friends and colleagues. She is a leader and community builder."

    - David Möschler, conductor of Awesöme Orchestra Collective

 

“Cellista is a classically-trained, punk rock spirit girl with the charm and elegance to defy the stereotype that classical music isn’t cool.”  

- Belle Foundation

 

"Beautifully weird."

-conductor Brian Allan Hobbes

 

"Cellista is more than just a cellist..."

-Nathan Zanon, Content Magazine feature