A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory, Katlyn DeGraw excels both as an orchestral cellist and teacher. In addition to performing with the Richmond Symphony, Ms. DeGraw serves as the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. She also appears frequently with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Aside from her performing, Ms. DeGraw is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. She teaches at a number of Baltimore City Schools through the Bridges Program, a program designed to bring music to inner city schools. In addition, Ms. DeGraw maintains a private studio of students, and coaches chamber music for the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras.
Ms. DeGraw honed her skills as a cellist under the instruction of David Ying and Amit Peled. She has spent her summers at the National Orchestral Institute, Le Domaine Forget, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, and the Beethoven Institute. Through her travels, Ms. DeGraw has had the privilege to study under and perform in master classes with great artists and teachers, including Raphael Wallfisch, Robert deMaine, Lynn Harrell, Colin Carr, Philippe Muller, and Hans Jørgen Jensen.
Ms. DeGraw plays on a beautiful French cello made by Nicolas Gilles in 2010.