Brittany Dagro is a former Adjunct Cello Faculty member at NYU. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and her Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from New York University – The Steinhardt School, where she studied with her mentor, Marion Feldman. She was recently accepted into the Post Baccalaureate Advanced Certification Program for Music Education at Queens College. Brittany started her musical training at the age of eight on Long Island, New York. Ms. Dagro started giving solo performances located on Long Island at 12 years old. She started performing at weddings, ceremonies, parties, corporate events, etc., since she was 13 years old, thus starting her "Cellist For Every Occasion" business.
Ms. Dagro has been and continues to be an avid orchestral and chamber musician. She is currently the principal cellist of the Litha Symphony Orchestra and performs with a quartet and cello trio. Brittany made her solo debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a winner of the ATML Young Musicians Concert Competition in May 2013. She is the former Principal Cellist of the New York Youth Symphony, under Ryan McAdams during the 2009-2010 season at Carnegie Hall. She has also held Principal positions in the Long Island Youth Symphony and the Long Island Gemini Orchestra. Ms. Dagro has played at Carnegie Hall thirteen times in her past fifteen years of experience, eleven of which were with the New York Youth Symphony. She was principal cellist of the NYU String Orchestra that performed with the iconic band, The Eagles, at NYU Steinhardt's First Annual Gala in November 2012.
Brittany recently spent a month in Siena, Italy attending the Siena Music Festival as Associate Principal Cellist, where she played the works of Wagner, Massenet, Verdi, Bach-Stokowski, Respighi, Mozart, Ravel, Brahms, and Beethoven.
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