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Cecily Ward


Britten Sinfonia– including Guest Principal 2nd for Nevill Holt Opera
Aurora Orchestra
London New Music Players
London Mozart Players
Oxford Philharmonic
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Endellion Festival Orchestra - Co-leader and Principal 2nd (2018, 2019)

Hilary Skewes Ltd
Cypress String Quartet - First Violin and Founding Member, San Francisco, CA (1996 –2016)
  • Performances worldwide including Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Italy, England, Japan, Mexico, and throughout the United States, including the Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival, Stanford Lively Arts, Lied Centers of Kansas and Nebraska, Wolf Trap, Chautauqua Institution, and the Library of Congress.
  • Commissioned and premiered over 40 works for string quartet, including works from Grammy-nominated composer Benjamin Lees, Pulitzer Prize winners Kevin Puts and Jennifer Higdon.
  • Quartet-in-Residence at San José State University, California(2003-2009)
  • Collaborations with Leon Fleisher, Gary Hoffman, Geraldine Walther, Zuill Bailey, Barry Shiffman, Jon Nakamatsu, Joan Jeanrenaud, Awadagin Pratt, James Dunham

Album, (Unaccompanied works, American Composers) Albany Records (2019)
Music By the Sea, Mentor & Guest Artist, Vancouver Island Canada (2017, 2018)
Sitka Summer Music Festival, Alaska, Guest Artist (2018)
Recital, Maybeck Center for the Arts, Berkeley California (2018)
Recital and Residency, MIT, Boston MA (2017)
Recital and teaching Residency, Lebanon Valley College PA (2017)

Complete String Quartets of Elena Ruehr [Avie] (2018)
Brahms: The String Sextets [Avie] (2017)
Beethoven: The CompleteString Quartets [Avie] (2016, 2015)[Cypress Quartet] (2009-12)
Schubert: String Quintet (with Gary Hoffman) and Quartettsatz [Avie] (2014)
The American Album: Dvorak, Griffes, Barber, Puts [Avie] (2013)
Dvorak: Cypresses & Op. 106 [Avie] (2013)
Music by Benjamin Lees; String Quartets Nos. 1, 5 & 6 [Naxos] (2009)
Music by Jennifer Higdon; Impressions [Naxos] (2008)
Spectral Evidence: music by Jay Cloidt [MinMax] (2007)
Debussy String Quartet in G, Op.10; Suk Pieces; Cotton Quartet #1 [Cypress Quartet] (2005)
Trilogy: Music by Daniel Asia; String Quartet No.2 [Summit] (2004)
Haydn Op.76 No.5; Ravel Quartet in F Major; Schulhoff Five Pieces [Cypress Quartet] (2002)
Call & Response LIVE: Mozart K.464, Beethoven Op.18 No. 5, Coleman quartetto ricercare  [Cypress Quartet] (2001)
Stratos Chamber Orchestra: Leader and featured violin soloist Vivaldi “Summer” [Warner Bros] (1995)
Violin Tutor, Royal Northern College of Music (appointment starting September 2019)
Teaching Residency, Grand Valley State University, Michigan (2018)
Teaching Residency, Glenn Gould School, Toronto (2018)
Teaching Residency, Royal Conservatory, Toronto (2018)
Artist Diploma in Chamber Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, California (1996)
Master of Music in Violin Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland OH (1994)
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland OH (1992)
High School Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen MI (1988)
Principal Teachers
Donald Weilerstein, Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music (1988-1994)
Sylvia Rosenberg, Aspen Music Festival (1989, 1990)
David Cerone, Encore School for Strings (1986, 1987)
Renata Knific, Merling Trio (1985-1988)

Juilliard Quartet, Juilliard School, New York, New York (1998, 1999)
Norbert Brainin, Royal Academy of Music, London (1997, 1998)
Martin Lovett, Royal Academy of Music, London (1997,1998)
Isaac Stern (1997)

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