Dr. Ryan Graebert holds a B.M. in Cello Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a M.M. in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a D.M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he was the recipient of the Excellence Fellowship. He is currently a member of the Winston Salem Symphony and performers regularly throughout the southeast appearing with the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, North Carolina Ballet, Greensboro Symphony, and Greensboro Opera among others. As a member of the Forte String Quartet, Dr. Graebert was an artist in resident with the Hilton Head Symphony which included solo performances with the orchestra, chamber music recitals, and a masterclass. Dr. Graebert was a prizewinner in the Bangor Symphony Concerto Competition and the Meadowmount School of Music Chamber Music Competition. He has performed in masterclasses for Steven Isserlis, Zuill Bailey, and Michael Haber.
Also a dedicated teacher, Dr. Graebert has served as a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has been on the faculty of the Oberlin Community Music School, and University School. From 2010-2012, he served as a chamber coach and assistant coordinator at the Arthur Russell Strings Chamber music program. He has also presented a number of masterclasses including at Clemson University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His mentors include Darrett Adkins, Alexander Ezerman, Peter Howard, Dmitry Kousov, and Melissa Kraut. He has completed registration with the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) in all ten volumes of the Suzuki Cello School and currently manages Westerwood Cello Studio in Greensboro, NC.