A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, cellist Bronwyn Hagerty has appeared as a soloist, adjudicator, and conductor throughout the United States. She has garnered multiple awards and accolades for her solo and chamber music playing, including second prize for the Beatrice Herrmann Young Artist Competition in 2015, and the Silberman Chamber Music Competition twice; first in 2017 for Schubert’s Octet in F Major, and again in 2019 with Jongen’s Deux pièces en trio. She has frequently performed with the symphonies of Tacoma, Westmoreland, Johnstown, and Orlando, and has participated in pit orchestras for Starstruck Theatre and Opera Project Columbus. An active advocate for new music, she performed frequently with the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble and Pittsburgh’s new music group, Nat 28; and co-founded Trio Cassatt, a flute, cello, and harp group whose goal is to bring enchantingly rare music to the world. Bronwyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in cello performance from the University of Puget Sound, and a Master’s degree and Advanced Music Studies certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. Her primary teachers include David Requiro, Meta Weiss, David Premo, and Anne Martindale Williams. She currently resides in Orlando, FL, and serves as the Assistant Librarian for the Orlando Philharmonic.