Andrea Di Gregorio – Cello

andrea-and-cello-pictureAndrea Di Gregorio

is the principal cellist of the West Virginia Symphony and cellist in the Montclaire String Quartet, which is the resident ensemble with the WVSO. She received a BM degree from the University of Colorado and a MM degree from Yale University as a student of Aldo Parisot. As a member of the Montclaire, she has won prizes in several international and national competitions including the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, the Evian International String Quartet Competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. The Quartet has played recitals on three continents including performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. In 2009, they were awarded an NEA grant to perform works by Daryl Anger. She has made several recordings with the Montclaire on the Koch Classical label and The Yale Cellos on the Delos label. Recent engagements have included solo concerti playing Haydn DM and Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with the Seneca Chamber Orchestra and Don Quixote with the West Virginia Symphony. The 2010 season includes a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the River Cities Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. She is also an artist-in-residence as a string educator in the Kanawha Public Schools where she teaches grades 4 – 8.