Ryan Graebert

Cello Teacher

Ryan Graebert

SAA Member


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Dr. Ryan Graebert is the Principal cellist of the Salisbury Symphony, the Assistant Principal of the Winston Salem Symphony, a member of the Greensboro Symphony, and a regular substitute/extra with the North Carolina Symphony. He was a concerto solosist with the Salisbury Symphony performing the Dvorak Concerto in 2018 and with the Danville Symphony performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto in 2016. In 2009, he was an artist in residence with the Hilton Head Symphony performing as a concerto soloist and giving multiple chamber music recitals. Additionally, Dr. Graebert has given masterclasses, solo/lecture recitals, and chamber music recitals throughout the country.

Dr. 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 has performed in masterclasses for Steven Isserlis, Zuill Bailey, and Michael Haber, and his mentors include Darrett Adkins, Dmitry Kousov, Peter Howard, Melissa Kraut, and Alexander Ezerman.

A dedicated teacher, Dr. Graebert is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas in all 10 volumes of the Suzuki Cello School. He is the instructor of cello at High Point University, and he maintains a private studio in Greensboro.

Westerwood Cello Studio in Greensboro, NC.