Hari Khalsa

Cello Teacher

Hari Khalsa

SAA Member


Austin, TX
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Hari Khalsa is a cellist pursuing his DMA Degree in Performance and Literature at the University of Urbana-Champaign where he studies with Daniel McDonough. Originally from Colorado, Hari began his studies as a Suzuki student studying with Heather Hadley. He went on to attend the Cleveland Institute of Music for his undergraduate degree, then received his masters at the University of Michigan under full scholarship. He has been a participant of numerous Summer festivals including the Bowdoin Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. He has numerous solo performances including masterclasses with Gautier Capucon and Alisa Weilerstein along with various solo recitals. As an orchestral musician, he has played professionally for the Jackson and Lansing Symphonies in Michigan. Additionally, Hari is an avid teacher having received a minor in Suzuki pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music and currently maintains a private studio. Other experiences include teaching volunteer private lessons and sectional coaching. His previous teachers include Charles Lee, Mark Kosower, Anthony Elliott, and Amir Eldan.