Even Ma

Cello Teacher

Even Ma

SAA Member


Cincinnati, OH
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Even Rong Ma is a passionate performer, artist and educator. She has been heard in concert halls around the world including Carnegie Hall, Severance Hall, Mixon Hall, and Kulas Hall in North America, The National Centre for the Performing Arts and Fujian Grand Theatre in China, Castello Brancaleoni and Palazzo Ducale in Italy.

As an avid educator, Ms. Ma is totally committed to teaching.  She is a fully-trained Suzuki cello teacher and Dalcroze Eurythmics instructor having completed her training at the Cleveland Institute of Music Suzuki Pedagogy Program. She currently holds teaching positions with the Cincinnati Young Artists, CYA Summer Cello Academy, and Indian Springs Academy of Music. Her students are currently members of the Cincinnati Junior Strings and Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has taught at Cleveland Institute of Music and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Ms. Ma enjoys sharing her love of the cello and music in outreach performances in nursing homes, cancer centers, hospitals and special education schools both locally and over the internet. 

As an active performer, she made her solo debut at the age of 14 performing the Haydn C Major Cello Concerto with the Central Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra in China and has been a featured soloist on numerous occasions since. In 2017, she performed Schumann Cello concerto as a soloist with Ensemble 207 at Judson Manor, Mixon Hall and Council Gardens in Cleveland. She has been a recipient of fellowships to the Round Top Festival Institute, Chautauqua Music Festival and Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Ms. Ma is a top-prize winner of numerous competitions, including first prize winner of the 2018 “Golden Classical Music Awards’ ‘ International Competition.  As an orchestral musician, she has been the cello principal for the Cleveland Women Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra and Central Conservatory of Music Chamber Orchestra.

Born in Hebei, China, Ms. Ma first came to the USA as a scholarship student  at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California before finishing high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy.  She received her bachelor and master’s degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Cleveland Orchestra Principal Cellist, Mark Kosower.  She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in cello performance at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music where she studies with Professor Alan Rafferty. 

In addition to her performances on stage, Ms. Ma  has appeared in movies with famous actors such as Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Justin Chatwin, Peter Stormare and Elizabeth Anweis.

She is now taking private cello students around Cincinnati area, and students around the world online.