Erin Ellis, baroque cello, began her cello studies at the age of 4 in Birmingham, Alabama. Since then, she has gone on to receive Bachelors and Masters degrees with honors in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music with a minor in Early Music. She has studied baroque performance at the Longy, Tafelmusik, and Vancouver early music festivals and with teachers Phoebe Carrai, Jaap ter Linden, and Christina Mahler. Past performance projects include appearances as featured soloist with the Eastman Collegium Musicum, performances at the Rochester Early Music Festival and Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY), and as continuo player for Amherst Early Music Festivalís production of Conradiís Ariadne. Dr. Ellis also plays viola da gamba and was a member of viol consorts at both the Cleveland Institute and Eastman School of Music.
As a dedicated music educator, Dr. Ellis maintained an active preparatory studio in Rochester and served as a Teaching Assistant at Eastman before relocating to Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Ellis has also been recognized for her work in the field of musicology and was awarded the Graue Award for excellence in musicology by faculty from the Eastman School of Music in 2009. Erin currently resides in Roswell, GA.
(Erin Ellis will join New Trinity Baroque for the first time in concert in December of 2010, in the program "Baroque Candlelight Christmas.")