Hamilton Berry, cello
Cellist Hamilton Berry's eclectic taste has led him to pursue a variety of performing, arranging, and composing projects in the New York area and beyond. He has performed with Decoda, Founders, The Toomai String Quintet, The Con Brio Ensemble, A Far Cry, Novus NY, Speed Bump, Ensemble Connect, and the Gotham Chamber Opera, and collaborated with pop artists including Debbie Harry, Bjork, Becca Stevens, Vampire Weekend, Rostam, Wet, and Cults. He is on the faculty of Musicambia, which offers music lessons to inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. A Nashville native, Hamilton has played at the Chelsea, Mecklenburg- Vorpommern, Olympic, and Yellow Barn music festivals. In 2009, he received his Master of Music from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Timothy Eddy. His previous teachers include Felix Wang, Grace Bahng, and Anne Williams. During his fellowship with Ensemble Connect - a program of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education - Hamilton was a visiting teaching artist at IS61 on Staten Island.