Sean Neidlinger, cello
Cellist Sean Neidlinger, a native of Alexandria, Virginia, has an active career as a recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher. After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of Richard Aaron, he then pursued further studies at New England Conservatory, where he studied with Paul Katz.
Described as "fiery" and "impassioned" by the Washington Post, Sean's playing has received top prizes at several orchestra concerto competitions, including the Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria Symphonies, and has performed often as a soloist with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic and the Friday Morning Music Club orchestras. He has performed as a chamber musician and recitalist throughout the United States and Europe, and has participated in festivals including the Casals, Soesterberg International, and Taos Music Festivals. Sean performs frequently in the Washington, DC area, where he has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician at the Korean, German, French, and Austrian embassies, and the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage and Terrace Theatre. He also has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and has served as principal cellist of the Winchester and McLean Orchestras. Internationally, Sean recently toured Europe as soloist for the world premiere of the Rodriguez Elegy and Rondo for cello and wind ensemble and toured Germany as part of the New England Conservatory Honors String Trio.
Sean maintains a private studio in which students are routinely selected for District, Regional, and All-State orchestras. His students have gone on to study at major conservatories, including Juilliard.