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By: Editor  Published: 9/19/2014


Coach Coordinator, Cello Coach - Briana Lamb

Briana Knull image Briana Lamb has been playing and teaching cello in the Puget Sound area for over 20 years, having grown up playing principal cellist in the Seattle and Cascade Youth Symphonies and placing 2nd in the 1993 Washington State Solo competition as a sophomore in high school. She graduated from the Northwest School as principal cellist of the Northwest School Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Paul -Elliot Cobbs. After attending conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio, she returned to the Seattle area and has had a private cello studio ever since. She has played in many of the local orchestras, including the Everett Philharmonic, Philharmonia Northwest, Cascade Symphony, Saratoga Chamber Orchestra, Pacifica Chamber Orchestra, and Yakima Symphony. She has served on the coaching staff of the Cascade and Everett Youth Symphonies and assisted with string programs in the Northshore and Shoreline School Districts.

Briana holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in cello performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Some of her cello teacher's have included Peter Rejto, Rajan Krishnaswami, John Michel, Craig Weaver and Ray Davis. She has also played in Master Classes for Eleonore Schoenfeld, Anner Bylsma, Nathaniel Rosen and Mark Summer of the Turtle Island String Quartet.

Briana's teaching draws partially upon extensive work with Joanne Erwin in violin and cello pedagogy, culminating in a 3 month visit to Panama and the Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua in Panama City teaching all string instruments to young Panamanians who otherwise would not have the opportunity to study privately with a teacher.

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