Christina Rosser, cello
Cellist Christina Rosser started her cello studies at age eight under the Suzuki Method. She was a student of Deborah Newcomb at the Northern Ohio Cello Academy when she won the 1996 Akron Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. She continued her studies with Michael Haber at the University of Akron, while simultaneously obtaining a Bachelorís Degree in Spanish. After earning her Masterís Degree in Music Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music under Richard Aaron in 2004, Christina completed work in Case Western Reserve Universityís doctoral program where she focused on the baroque cello, the viola da gamba, and the medieval vielle. Christina currently teaches cello at Hiram College, baroque cello at Case Western Reserve University, and cello at Camerata Musical Arts in Akron.
In 2001 Christina was a winner in both the University of Akron Concerto Competition and the Tuesday Musical Club Competition. Christina was also awarded first prize at the Cleveland Cello Society competition. She studied baroque cello at the Amherst Early Music Festival, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto and the Longy International Baroque Institute in Cambridge. Christina has also performed with Apolloís Fire, New Trinity Baroque of Atlanta, Seattle Baroque and Akron Baroque. She has been a member of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, CityMusic Cleveland, and the Canton Symphony Orchestra. She also plays with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and has performed with Josh Groban, Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John, Rod Stewart, Dave Stewart, Tommy Lee, and Kanye West.