Christine Mello is a graduate of Temple University's Boyer College of Music undergraduate and graduate school where she studied and still studies with revolutionary cello teacher, Metta Watts, assistant to the late Orlando Cole (The Curtis Institute of Music). Former teachers include James Cooper (principal: Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, substitute: Philadelphia Orchestra) Hsiao Ming Chen, Karen Meier (University of Pennsylvania music department). In addition to various solo and chamber performances, Mello has performed with the Mainline Symphony Orchestra (with conductor Henry Scott, Bass, Philadelphia Orchestra) West Chester University Symphony, Temple Music Preparatory Orchestra, the Philadelphia Sinfonia and the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia. Mello's performing credits include a spectrum of styles, from string quartets and symphonies to singer/songwriters and rock bands. Mello's musical career has included active study and research in the United States and Europe. As student of the American European Musical Alliance, Christine explored chamber music in the tradition of Nadia Boulanger and performed at la Schola Cantorum in Paris, France in the summer of 2010. Mello's orchestral transcriptions haven been performed for the public by some Philadelphia youth orchestras including Temple University's Music Preparatory Orchestra under the direction of Davyd Booth (Violin, Philadelphia Orchestra). Mello has been an active freelance cellist and strings teacher in the city of Philadelphia since 2000.
christine mello, cellist
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