Rosemary Elliott, Assistant Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music, has an active performing schedule as chamber musician and recitalist. As principle cellist of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, New York she was nominated to the artistic advisory board of that organization, and is a core member of the orchestra’s chamber music ensemble. In 2006 she performed as concerto soloist with the group.
Prior to her appointment at Eastman Ms. Elliott was a member of the cello staff at the Royal College of Music, in London, (1994-1998) and performed regularly with some of most notable chamber orchestras there, including the London Mozart Players, the City of London Sinfonia, and the Orchestra of St. John’s Smith Square.
Ms. Elliott has been for 10 years a member of the performing and teaching staff at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine. As a guest chamber musician she has also participated in the Skaneatles and Icicle Creek Chamber Music festivals, the Heifetz Academy in Wolfboro, New Hampshire, the International Musician’s Seminar in Cornwall, England, and the Kerry Chamber Music Festival in Ireland. In 2006 she appeared as guest clinician and gave master classes at the European String Teacher’s Association summer workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Artistic director of the “Morning Chamber Music” series at the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Elliott has also broadcast on WXXI and enjoys presenting Sonata repertoire with pianists Elinor Freer and Rose Shlyam Grace. Ms. Elliott has performed with the Rochester Chamber Society, and is a founding member of the Rochester based cello quartet, the Cello Divas.