Cellist Jacob Wunsch joined the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Rockefeller Quartet in the fall of 2019. Actively involved in orchestral performance, chamber music, and music education, he has made concert appearances across the United States and Europe. His accomplishments include 1st prize in both the inaugural Briggs Chamber Music Competition and the ASTA (American String Teachers Association) Competition. He has served as section cellist most recently with the Ann Arbor Symphony, as well as the Evansville Philharmonic and the Owensboro Symphony. He has performed across the US, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and France.
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wunsch began cello studies at age four and his teachers at university have included Eric Kim, Richard Aaron, Michel Strauss, Jan Ype Nota, and Roger Regter. He received his
Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University and the University of Michigan respectively. Through fellowship grants he has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and the Garth Newel Music Center.
Wunsch has also received a full tuition scholarship to attend the Koninklijk Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands for graduate studies, where he received his second Master of Music degree as well as Artist Certificate. Among performance and study, he conducted research and the transcription of works for the purpose of providing professionals and students alike with an expanding range of quality repertoire for cello ensemble.
Wunsch is a dedicated cello educator and attends teaching workshops.