Steven Farr

Cello Teacher

Steven Farr

SAA Member


Farmington, UT
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Cellist Steven Farr began his studies in Salt Lake City, Utah at the ripe age of twelve.  He and his wife Brynne recently moved to Bountiful, Utah from Greenville, North Carolina, where Steven earned a Master of Music in Cello Performance from East Carolina University, under the tutelage of Professor Emanuel Gruber.

Steven completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Utah School of Music, where he studied cello with Professors John Eckstein and Pegsoon Whang, and chamber music with Dr. Hasse Borup.  While at the University of Utah, Steven was a scholarship student, an assistant principal cellist of the Utah Philharmonia, and a member of the prestigious Mount Olympus Waters Honors String Quartet.  With the Mount Olympus Quartet, Steven performed in outreach concerts for the School of Music, the national ASTA conference, fundraising events for the university, and graduation ceremonies for the David Eccles School of Business.  Additionally, Steven performed in masterclasses given by many of today’s leading soloists and chamber musicians, including Pieter Wispelwey, Steven Doane, Rodney Friend, and members of the Emerson, Jupiter, Pacifica, and Ying Quartets.

Steven has performed extensively in his home state, including engagements with the Temple Square Concert Series, Mundi Project, Choral Arts Society of Utah, American Choral Directors Association, and Pioneer Theatre Company.  Steven’s performing venues have ranged from Utah’s Abravanel Hall and Salt Lake Tabernacle to La Madeleine in Paris, the Normandy American Cemetery, and Prague’s renowned Smetana Hall and Estates Theatre. 

A devoted teacher, Steven has maintained a private cello studio for more than five years, and he has worked as a cello instructor and section coach for various youth orchestras and workshops throughout the Salt Lake Valley.  His studies at East Carolina University focused on Suzuki Pedagogy under the guidance of noted Suzuki teacher Joanne Bath.