Timothy Loo - Cello

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Cellist Timothy Loo is a member of the Lyris Quartet, founded in 2008.  This quartet is the resident ensemble at both Jacaranda and Hear Now Festivals.  A passionate chamber musician, he founded his first quartet, the Denali Quartet, in 1999 while pursuing his Advanced Studies in Cello with Ronald Leonard at the University of Southern California. As a member of the Denali quartet, he participated in masterclasses with the Julliard, Vermeer, and Takacs Quartets. In 1999, Mr. Loo co-founded Mladi, Los Angeles' conductorless chamber orchestra. He performed with this group until 2008.

Mr. Loo has performed in the masterclasses for Yo-Yo Ma, Ronald Leonard, David Geringas, Natalia Gutman, Franz Helmerson, and Bernhard Greenhouse. Mr. Loo has won positions in both Philharmonie der Nationen in Hamburg, Germany, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and New West Symphony.

This month the Lyris Quartet and the New West Symphony will be premiering “Salmagundi” a concerto for string quartet and orchestra by composer Bruce Broughton.  Mr. Loo will also we performing Peter Maxwell Davies “Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot” with the Brightwork Ensemble.

The Lyris Quartet can be heard on their premier CD “Intimate Letters” on the Naxos Label.