Cellist Katlyn DeGraw is a seasoned performer with recent appearances around the globe, including concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, and Asia. In demand as an orchestral cellist, Ms. DeGraw is the Associate Principal Cellist of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and appears frequently with the Richmond and Annapolis Symphonies. Additionally, she has performed with the Baltimore and Charleston Symphonies on numerous occasions. Equally passionate about chamber music, Ms. DeGraw has been a guest on a number of concert series in the region and is the founding cellist of the Ann Street Trio, based in Baltimore.
In addition to her performing, Ms. DeGraw is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. She is on faculty at the Baltimore School for the Arts, and maintains a private studio of successful and engaged students. Ms. DeGraw has served on the faculty of CelloSpeak, the Hochstein School of Music & Dance, the Waldorf School of Baltimore, and served as adjunct faculty at the University of Rochester.
Ms. DeGraw has spent her summers at the National Orchestral Institute, Le Domaine Forget, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Meadowmount School of Music. Through her travels, Ms. DeGraw has studied under and performed in Master Classes for great artists and teachers, the likes of whom include Lynn Harrell, Steven Doane, and Hans Jørgen Jensen.
Ms. DeGraw holds a Bachelor degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Amit Peled, and a Master degree from the Eastman School of Music where she worked with David Ying.
Ms. DeGraw plays on a beautiful French cello, made by Nicolas Gilles in 2010.