Ellen Rose Silver, cello

Cellist ELLEN ROSE SILVER, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, began her cello studies at the age of ten and made her solo debut performing Haydn Concerto in C Major with the Brentwood Symphony at age seventeen. Ms. Silver has been performing and teaching in New York City for the past thirteen years. She has recorded contemporary string quartets by Arnold Rosner and Max Schubel for the Opus One label and performed on WQXR's "Listening Room" program with Robert Sherman. Ms. Silver has performed with the Houston Symphony and toured with the New York City Opera National Company. She performed Strauss' Romanze for Cello and Orchestra with the New York Repertory Orchestra in May 2003. She performed Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York in March 2006 at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

Ms. Silver earned a double degree in Biology and Cello Performance from Oberlin College and Conservatory, and a Master of Music from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. She completed a Professional Studies degree in May 2004 at Mannes College of Music as a student of Marcy Rosen. Her former teachers include Andor Toth Jr., Shirley Trepel and Desmond Hoebig. She has studied chamber music with David Krakauer, the Audubon String Quartet, Gregory Fulkerson and Norman Fischer.


Ms. Silver has taught at Diller-Quaile School of Music and St. David's School, as well as privately in her studio for the past sixteen years. She also currently teaches music at Chabad Early Learning Center and at the Weekday School in Manhattan. She is the Director of SilverMusic (www.SilverMusic.org), an exploratory program that introduces young children to beginning violin, cello, and piano as preparation for private instrumental study.  Ms. Silver lives in Manhattan with her husband Dan and sons Elias and Gabriel. 

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