Ethan Young


Ethan Young is a cellist from Oswego, IL, and is a member of the Rockefeller String Quartet and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.  He is currently the Adjunct Cello Instructor at Hendrix College and is also the cello instructor for the Sturgis Music Academy.  He has served as principal cellist of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, the Kent Blossom Chamber Orchestra, and the Indiana University Baroque Orchestra where he studied baroque cello under renowned early music specialist Stanley Ritchie. Other orchestral positions have been with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, and as a substitute with the New World Symphony. He has worked under the baton of numerous conductors including David Zinman, Leonard Slatkin, Alan Gilbert, Christoph Eschenbach, Andris Nelsons, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Ludovic Morlot. He has played chamber music at the Tanglewood Music Center and Schleswig-Holstein festivals, and has performed on numerous chamber concerts in Little Rock, AR, Ann Arbor, MI and Bloomington, IN, where he performed in the world premiere of Brian Newbould’s transcription of Schubert’s D. 385 violin sonatina for clarinet and string quartet, featuring James Campbell on clarinet. Ethan holds a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Michigan where he studied with Anthony Elliott, and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University under Peter Stumpf.

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