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Bethany Bobbs is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in cello performance with Joel Krosnick and Astrid Schween at The Juilliard School with the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship. Throughout high school, Bethany studied with Astrid Schween and Sieun Lin as a scholarship recipient at the Juilliard Pre-College Program. In 2016, Bethany attended the Music Institute of Chicago Academy under the tutelage of Tanya Carey. 


Bethany made her piano solo orchestral debut at the age of 8 and her cello solo orchestral debut at the age of 9, performing with the Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra.  Since then, she has won the opportunity to solo with the Houston Symphony, Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Newark Symphony, Georgia Philharmonic Symphony,  Delaware Symphony, Yonkers Symphony, Ocala Symphony, Adelphi Orchestra, Ambler Symphony, New Jersey Intergenerational Symphony, Old York Road Symphony, Nova Sinfonietta, Summit Symphony, The Fort Bend Symphony, Brazosport Symphony, The Houston Symphony of the North, The Houston Youth Symphony, and The Sewanee Music Festival Orchestra.  In 2014, Bethany won 3rd place in the prestigious Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition as the youngest competitor. In 2016, Bethany won 1st place in the National Federation of Music Teachers Association Stillman Kelly NFMC Award as well as the Mary Alice Cox Cello Award.  As a winner in the National YoungArts Competition, Bethany was invited to attend their YoungArts Week in New York City in 2019. In 2020, Bethany won 1st place in the Vernell Gregg National Young Artist competition as well as placed in 2nd in the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition. Recently, Bethany was awarded the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund, Michael R Edwards NFMC Graduating Senior Award, King’s Peak Music Competition, Friday Morning Scholarship Award, Menges Scholarship of the Arts Award, Suburban Music Study Scholarship, and won first place in LISMA International Senior String Competition.


Bethany has attended many prestigious summer music festivals including Heifetz International Music Institute, Aspen Music Festival, Indiana Summer String Academy, Sewanee Music Festival, Conservatory Music in the Mountains, and the Interlochen Arts Academy- Advanced Junior String Program. At the age of 14, Bethany was accepted into the Perlman Music Program.She attended every year from 2017-2021, studying with Astrid Schween, Clara Kim, Paul Katz, and Zvi Plesser, as well as traveling to Florida and Israel with the program.


An avid chamber musician, Bethany regularly performs with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York City alongside musicians such as Paul Neubauer, Cynthia Phelps, Stella Chen, Brannon Cho, and many others. In January of 2022, Bethany was selected to participate in Juilliard’s ChamberFest, where she performed Beethoven’s Septet in E flat major. In 2015, Bethany’s Houston chamber group won the elite Houston Young Artist Award. Bethany has performed in masterclasses for notorious cellists including Steve Doane, Clive Greensmith, Richard Aaron, Natasha Brofsky, Brinton Smith, Yeesun Kim, Joshua Roman, Richard Weiss, Desmond Hoebig, and Stephen Balderson.

Besides performing, Bethany enjoys using her musical talent to help others and has been recognized by The Strad and The ViolinChannel for her benefit concerts. In 2020, Bethany and her twin sister, Susanna, put on a virtual fundraising concert known as Harmony for Healing to provide funds for the Artist Relief project that financially aids unemployed artists during COVID-19. Recently in 2022, Harmony for Healing organized a benefit concert for Ukrainian refugees in need of medical supplies and humanitarian aid.  In 2015-2017, Bethany was awarded the Doing Good Music Scholarship for her charitable concerts, which included performing for cancer clinics, preschools, and retirement homes. In 2022, Bethany was selected to participate in the Gluck Community Service Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where she performs alongside her peers at senior citizen residencies and hospitals. Along with her solo and chamber career, Bethany has always enjoyed working with children. She has been teaching piano and cello since the age of 11, and currently has a cello studio of 8 young cellists.  On the weekend, Bethany mentors the Juilliard Pre-college String Ensemble, where she works with talented, young cellists between the ages of 9-14.



Bach, Johann Sebastian

Adagio in C Major BWV 564

Suite in C Major No.1 BWV 1007

Suite in D minor No.2 BWV 1008

Suite in C Major No.3 BWV 1009

Suite in E-flat Major No.4 BWV 1010

Suite in C minor No.5 BWV 1011

Suite in D Major No.6 BWV 1012

Viola da Gamba Sonata No.2 BWV 1028

Barber, Samuel

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.22

Cello Sonata in C minor, Op.6

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Cello Sonata No.3 in A Major, Op.69

Cello Sonata No.4 in C Major, Op.102, Nr.1 

Bloch, Ernest

Prayer from Jewish Life

Boccherini, Luigi

Cello Concerto No.9 in B-flat Major, G.482

Cello Sonata No.6 in A Major

Brahms, Johannes 

Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op.38

Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op.99

Bruch, Max

Kol Nidrei Op.47

Cassado, Gaspar

Suite for Solo Cello in D Minor

Chopin, Frederic 

Nocturne in E flat Major, Op.9, No.2

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65

Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante in C Major, Op. 3

Elgar, Edward

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.35

Salut d’Amour Op.12

Debussy, Claude

La plus que lente (Arr. by Bethany Bobbs)

Dvorak, Antonin

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B.191

Waldesruhe(Silent Woods)

Faure, Gabriel

Elegy in C minor, Op.24

Apres Un Reve, No.1, Op.7

Gershwin, George

It Ain’t Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess (Arr. by Jascha Heifetz and Bethany Bobbs)

Ginastera, Alberto

Pampeana No.2, Op.21

Glazunov, Alexander

Chant du Menestrel, Op.71

Harbison, John

Suite for Solo Cello (1994)

Haydn, Joseph

Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1

Cello Concerto No.2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb/2

Herbert, Victor

Cello Concerto No.2 in E minor Op.30

Hindemith, Paul

Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.25, No.3

Kabalevsky, Dmitri

Cello Concerto No.1, Op.77

Kodaly, Zoltan

Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8

Ligeti, Gyorgy

Sonata for Solo Cello


Martinu, Bohuslav

Variations on a Theme of Rossini, H.290

Massenet, Jules

Meditation (Thais)

Mendelssohn, Felix

Cello Sonata No.2 in D Major, Op.58

Myaskovsky, Nikolay

Cello Sonata No.2 in A minor, Op.81

Paganini, Niccolo

Caprice No.5 in A minor

Caprice No.9 in E Major

Caprice No.13 in B flat Major

Caprice No.14 in E flat Major

Caprice No.16 in G minor

Caprice No.19 in E flat Major

Caprice No.20 in D Major

Caprice No.21 in A Major

Popper, David

Elfentanz, Op.39

Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68

Price, Florence

Adoration for Cello and Piano (1951)

Prokofiev, Sergei

Sinfonia Concertante in E minor, Op.125

Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Vocalise, Op.34 No.14

Rochberg, George

Ricordanza: Soliloquy

Rozsa, Miklos

Toccata Capriccioso

Saint-Saens, Camille

Allegro Appassionato, Op.43

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op.28

Schubert, Franz

Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D.821

Schumann, Robert

Adagio and Allegro, Op.70

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129

Fantasiestucke, Op.73

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33

Pezzo Capriccioso, Op.62

Vierne, Louis

Cello Sonata, Op.27

Vitali, Tomaso Antonio

Chaconne in G minor (arr. by Luigi Silva)

Ysaye, Eugene

Solo Cello Sonata, Op.28

Chamber Music:

Assad, Clarice

     Rodapiao, for String Quintet (2016)

Barber, Samuel

     String Quartet in B Minor, Op.11

Beethoven, Ludwig

     Grosse Fugue, Op.133

     Piano Trio No. 4 in Bb Major Op.11

     Piano Trio No.1 in Eb Major, Op. 1

     Septet in E-flat, Op.20

     Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 69 Nr.3

     Sonata for cello and piano, Op.102 Nr.1

     String Quartet No.1 in F Major, Op.18 

     String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op.59, No.2

     String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95 

     String Quartet No.14 in C-sharp minor, Op.131 

Borodin, Alexander

     String Quartet No. 2 in D Major Mvt.1&3

Brahms, Johannes

     Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op.8

     String Quartet No.2, Op.59 

     String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op.36

Bruch, Max

     String Octet in Bb Major Op. posth 

Busoni, Ferruccio

     Concerto in d minor, Op.17


d’Ambrosio, Alfredo 

     Suite, Op.8

Debussy, Claude

     Piano Trio in G Major, L.5

Dohnanyi, Ernst

     Serenade, Op.10

Dvorak, Antonin

    Piano Trio No.4 Op.90 “Dumky” 

    String Quintet No.2 in G Major, Op. 77

Gliere, Reinhold

     Eight Pieces for violin and cello

Glinka, Mikhail

     Divertimento Brillante 


Grieg, Edvard

     String Quartet No.1 in G minor 


     Passacaglia for Violin and Violoncello

Harberg, Amanda

     On The Edge, for Two Cellos (1997)

Haydn, Joseph

     Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob XV:25 “Gypsy Rondo”

     Piano Trio No. 41 in E flat minor, Hob. XV:31

     Seven Last Words of Christ for String Quartet

     String Quartet No.1 in G Major, Op.76 

     String Quartet No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 76, “Quinten” 

     String Quartet No.2 in F Major Op.77 

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk

     Piano Quintet in Eb Major Op. 87 

     String Trio in Eb Major, S.30

Kursch, Rich

      Kammertrio Nr.1, Op. 41

Mendelssohn, Felix

      Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49

      String Octet in Eb major, Op. 20 

      String Quartet No.1 in Eb major, Op. 12 

      String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13 

      String Quartet No.3 in D Major, Op.44 

Montgomery, Jessie

     Voodoo Dolls for String Quartet (2008)

Mozart, Wolfgang

     Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K. 478

     Piano Trio No.4 in C Major, K.548

     String Quartet No.17 in Bb Major, K. 458 “The Hunt”

     String Quartet No.14 in G Major, K.387 

     String Quartet No.19 in C Major, K.465

     String Quartet No.22 in Bb Major, K.589

Price, Florence 

     String Quartet No.2 in A minor

Prokofiev, Sergei

     String Quartet No.2 in F Major, Op. 92

Raff, Joachim

     String Octet, Op.176

Ravel, Maurice

     String Quartet in F Major

Reinecke, Carl

      String Trio, Op.249

Rolla, Alessandro

Duo for Violin and Cello, BI 242

Schoenberg, Arnold

     Verklarte Nacht, Op.4

Schubert, Franz

     Overture in C minor, D.8

     Piano Trio No.2 in Eb, Op. 100

     String Quartet No.14 in D minor (Death and the Maiden)

     String Quintet in C Major (D. 956, Op. posth. 163)

Schumann, Robert

     Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op.47

Shaw, Caroline

     Valencia for String Quartet (2012)

Shostakovich, Dmitri

     Five Pieces for Two Violin and Piano

Smetana, Bedrich

     Piano Trio in G minor Op.15

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

     Souvenir de Florence Op.70

Verdi, Guiseppe

     String Quartet in E minor

Vollweiler, Charles

     Trio Concertante, Op.15

Z, Pamela

    And the Movement of the Tongue (2013)

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