A native of Chicago, IL, cellist Linnea Scott has returned to her hometown as a graduate of Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, where she completed her Master of Music under the tutelage of Amparo Lacruz. A passionate chamber musician and teacher, she holds Bachelor’s Degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in both German Literature and Cello Performance, where she studied with Amir Eldan. Prior to her time at Oberlin, Linnea studied with renowned pedagogue Dr. Tanya Carey, a well known Suzuki method teacher. She has participated in masterclasses and workshops with an array of fantastic cellists and chamber musicians, including Hans Jørgen Jensen, Colin Carr, and members of the Calidore Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Sybarite 5, and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
Though her cello training is primarily classical, Linnea is an avid singer and folk/world musician. She has received coaching from the likes of the Punch Brothers, Aoife O‘Donovan, and members of Yo-Yo Ma‘s Silk Road Ensemble. As a participant in the PROJECT Trio Collaborative Composition Camp and Silk Road’s Global Musician Workshop, she has devoted time to diversifying her range as a musician, which has allowed her to perform traditional Swedish folk music and an original song for cello and voice alongside Bach and Barrière on recitals. Her voice and theater background have provided her the tools to engage the whole body and mind of the student in their music playing, and she is constantly looking for new, creative ways to meet each student‘s needs and keep the learning fun.