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Bethany Bobbs is an accomplished cellist currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree at The Juilliard School under the mentorship of Joel Krosnick and Astrid Schween, supported by the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship. Her dedication to musical excellence was evident from her early years, having received scholarships to study under Astrid Schween and Sieun Lin at the Juilliard Pre-College Program during high school as well the Music Institute of Chicago Academy under the guidance of Tanya Carey in 2016.

Bethany's journey as a soloist began at a remarkably young age when she debuted with the Cleveland Institute of Music Chamber Orchestra on piano at the age of 8 and on cello at the age of 9. Since those early successes, her talent has led her to solo performances with esteemed orchestras such as the Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Missouri Symphony Orchestra, among many others. Throughout her career, Bethany has garnered numerous accolades and prizes in prestigious competitions, including the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition, Houston Symphony League Concerto Competition, and Adelphi Orchestra Young Artists Competition, to name a few. Her exceptional abilities were further recognized when she was selected as a winner in the National YoungArts Competition, earning her an invitation to attend YoungArts Week in New York City in 2019. Bethany's dedication to musical excellence has been rewarded with several scholarships and awards, including the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund, Michael R Edwards NFMC Graduating Senior Award, and King’s Peak Music Competition. Additionally, she has been honored with the National Federation of Music Teachers Association Stillman Kelly NFMC Award, Mary Alice Cox Cello Award, and the Suburban Music Study Scholarship, among others.


During her summers, Bethany has enriched her musical education by participating in numerous renowned summer music festivals, including YellowBarn, Heifetz International Music Institute, and Toronto Summer Music Chamber Music Institute. Notably, at the age of 14, Bethany earned acceptance into the prestigious Perlman Music Program, where she continued her studies annually from 2017 to 2021. Under the guidance of distinguished instructors such as Astrid Schween, Clara Kim, Paul Katz, and Zvi Plesser, she further honed her skills and had the opportunity to travel to Sarasota, Florida and Israel as part of the program.


As a passionate chamber musician, Bethany has collaborated with numerous esteemed artists, including Yura Lee, Desmond Hoebig, Paul Neubauer, Barry Shiffman, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Stella Chen, and many others. Her engagements extend to regular performances with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and the Omega Ensemble in New York City. Bethany's dedication to chamber music has afforded her the opportunity to receive guidance from esteemed coaches such as Merry Peckham, Jerome Lowenthal, Nicholas Mann, the Miró String Quartet, and the Pacifica String Quartet. Additionally, she has participated in masterclasses led by renowned cellists like Steve Doane, Clive Greensmith, Richard Aaron, Natasha Brofsky, Brinton Smith, Yeesun Kim, Joshua Roman, Richard Weiss, Desmond Hoebig, and Stephen Balderson.


In addition to performing, Bethany finds fulfillment in using her musical talents to benefit others, a commitment that has earned recognition from esteemed publications such as The Strad and The ViolinChannel. In 2020, Bethany organized a virtual fundraising concert titled Harmony for Healing. This initiative aimed to support the Artist Relief project, providing crucial financial assistance to unemployed artists amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. More recently, in 2022, Harmony for Healing extended its philanthropic efforts by hosting a benefit concert dedicated to raising funds for Ukrainian refugees in dire need of medical supplies and humanitarian aid. Between 2015 and 2017, she was honored with the Music Doing Good Scholarship in recognition of her commitment to performing charitable concerts. These endeavors included uplifting performances at cancer clinics, preschools, and retirement homes, where her music brought comfort and joy to diverse audiences. Currently, Bethany actively participates in the Gluck Community Service Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where she collaborates with her peers to deliver musical performances at senior citizen residencies and hospitals. Moreover, her passion for music education is evident through her extensive teaching experience. Having started teaching piano and cello at the age of 11, Bethany continues to nurture young talents, currently overseeing a cello studio comprising eight promising young cellists. 



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

Cello Sonata L.135

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 (1977)

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.1 in Eb Major, Op. 1

     Piano Trio No. 4 in Bb Major Op.11

     Piano Trio No.7 in Bb Major, Op.97 “Archduke”

     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 Quintet No.2 in G Major, Op.111

     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

Chavez, Carlos

     String Quartet No.3 


d’Ambrosio, Alfredo 

     Suite, Op.8

Debussy, Claude

     Piano Trio in G Major, L.5

     String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Dohnanyi, Ernst

     Serenade, Op.10

Dvorak, Antonin

    Piano Quintet No.2 in A Major, Op.81 B.155

    Piano Trio No.4 Op.90 “Dumky” 

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

Faure, Gabriel

     Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15

Gliere, Reinhold

     Eight Pieces for violin and cello

Glinka, Mikhail

     Divertimento Brillante 

Godard, Noah

     Topatopa (2023)


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

Mueller, Katharina S.G.

    Cityscapes (2023)

Nathan, Eric

     Missing Words V (2018)

Piazolla, Astor

     Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arranged for piano trio by José Bragato)

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

     Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703

     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

Sokolovic, Ana

     Vez for 3 Cellos (2005)

Tailleferre, Germaine 

     String Quartet

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

     Souvenir de Florence Op.70

Verdi, Guiseppe

     String Quartet in E minor

Vollweiler, Charles

     Trio Concertante, Op.15

Weber, Carl Maria von 

     Trio for Piano, Flute, and Cello, Op.63

Z, Pamela

    And the Movement of the Tongue (2013)

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