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"Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart." -Shinichi Suzuki

Maureen McDermott

Critically acclaimed cellist Maureen McDermott made her New York recital debut in 1987 at Carnegie Recital Hall. Since that time, she has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, in 92nd St. Y’s Kaufman Hall, in Alice Tully Hall, and on tour throughout the United States. She has participated in the festivals of Ravinia, Newport, Park City, Vail, Port Milford, and Silver Bay.


A prize-winner in numerous competitions, Ms. McDermott is a member of the McDermott Trio and the cello quartet CELLO. Recent concerts include performances at Les Rencontres Internationales d’Ensembles Violoncelles in France, in Merkin Concert Hall, at the Kennedy Center, and in New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in the Great Performers series. Ms. McDermott has recorded on the Pro Arte, Angel, Sony and BMG labels. She performs regularly with the New York Philharmonic. Ms. McDermott graduated with honors from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with David Wells, Martha Williams and Bernard Greenhouse. She has been on the faculty of the Third Street Settlement Music School since 1987 and joined The School for Strings cello faculty in 2002. Ms. McDermott is also a founding member and co-director of the Lighthouse Chamber Players.