Doug Machiz

Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp

Co-Founder and Cellist, Friction Quartet

A native of Washington, DC, cellist Doug Machiz resides in Oakland where he is co-founder and cellist of Friction Quartet. He is grateful for the many opportunities Friction has to inspire young people with the power of music.

While beginning his cello studies at the late age of 14, he was able to progress quickly thanks to his previous experience studying classical and jazz piano, bass guitar and classical and electric guitar. He was fortunate to study with Mike Reynolds at Boston University despite his limited experience. He went on to earn a Masters degree from UT Austin with Bion Tsang, and a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory where he studied with Jennifer Culp.

He has participated in the Banff Chamber Music Residency, Deer Valley Music Festival, the St. Lawrence Emerging String Quartet Program, Bang on a Can Festival, and the Zephyr Music Festival.