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Derek Snyder

Derek Snyder / cello




Derek Snyder has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in the United States and Europe, and has collaborated as a chamber musician with members of some of the country's most exciting ensembles, including the Cavani and Cleveland string quartets, the Cleveland Orchestra, and Detroit, Montreal and Baltimore Symphonies.

He is a founding member of The Phoenix Ensemble and cellist in the tango band Oblivion Project, which explores the music of Astor Piazzolla.

In 2003, his arrangements of the music of Graham Nash were performed by the Contemporary Youth Orchestra with the composer. He has created numerous transcriptions and arrangements for cello ensembles, focusing primarily on the music of jazz great Dave Brubeck and nuevo tango master Astor Piazzolla. His arrangements of music by Brubeck (as preformed by the Yale Cellos) can be heard on the Naxos label.

Derek's principal teachers have been Tanya Carey, Erling Blondal Bengtsson, Laurence Lesser, and Colin Carr. He is the founder and education director of The Cleveland Cello School.


May 8 7:30PM
Ryan Humbert Band Canton Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. NorthCanton, OH
May 2830 PhoenixPhest! University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, MI
July 11
Solo Cello show Private house concert, Cleveland, OH
July 14 - noon-1:30
Solo Cello show Star Plaza, Cleveland, OH
August 912
August 1620
PhoenixPhest! Grande Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
August 1620 PhoenixPhest! Suzuki Institute Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI