Erin Breene, cellist

 

Erin Breene, cellist, is in great demand as a chamber musician throughout the United States.  Ms. Breene performed to acclaim in New York City’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and on Brooklyn’s Bargemusic. With the Andros String Quartet, Ms. Breene was a Finalist in the 2003 Concert Artist’s Guild Competition.  She won Grand Prize at the 1999 Coleman Chamber Music Competition and Second Prize at the 1999 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.  Since moving to San Diego, Ms. Breene has been a member of the California Quartet, a group that tours the US and Europe, but also performs extensively throughout southern California.   She has been a frequent performer in the San Diego-based Camarada and has appeared on the Seagate Chamber Music Series.  Involved in orchestral playing, Ms. Breene was recently appointed as Principal Cellist of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra and holds the position of Associate Principal Cellist of Opera Pacific Orchestra.  Additionally, she has served as principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, the Aspen Sinfonia, and Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony.   Ms. Breene attended Rice University’s Shepherd School where she received her BM degree under Paul Katz and the Juilliard School where she received her MM degree as a student of Timothy Eddy.