Brandon Rittenour has performed as a cellist and conducted throughout the Northwest, Carnegie Hall, Austria, and the Czech Republic. He began studying cello under the direction of Dr. Roberta Bottelli, then later with Dr. John Marshall, student of Janos Starker. Since high school he has coached cello, chamber performance, and conducted at various summer music programs in the Northwest. Through these experiences he discovered his passion for supporting the development of young musicians.
On full scholarship, Brandon graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Music Education at Walla Walla University, studying under Benjamin Gish and Dr. Sally Singer. At WWU, he performed in the honors quartet, as principal cellist of the symphony orchestra, and as a cello sub for the Walla Walla Symphony. Brandon is currently pursuing his Master of Music in cello performance at Northern Illinois University, studying under the Avalon String Quartet cellist, Cheng-Hou Lee.
** Brandon recently won the N.I.U. Concerto Competition. Congratulations Brandon!