Astrid Schween

Valade Fellow, Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Professor of Cello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Hartt School of Music; soloist, chamber musician and former cellist, Lark Quartet

M.M., Cello Performance, Juilliard School; B.M., Cello Performance, Julliard School

Astrid Schween, cellist, is an internationally-recognized soloist and chamber musician. She was a member of the world-renowned Lark Quartet for twenty years and currently serves as professor of cello at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Hartt School of Music. She is a Valade Faculty Fellow at Interlochen, a featured artist at the Interharmony Festival in Germany, and the Aria International Academy. With the Lark Quartet, she won the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the gold medal at Russia's Shostakovich competition, and recorded numerous CDs. She has appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival, with Orpheus and the Boston Chamber Music Society. She studied at Juilliard with Leonard Rose, Harvey Shapiro, Bernard Greenhouse, and in London with Jacqueline DuPré. She tours regularly as a concerto soloist and in recital throughout the US and Scandinavia. She recently recorded a solo CD for Arabesque Recordings and is represented by MCM Arts and Entertainment.