Meghan Lyda – Cello
Meghan Lyda received her master’s degree in cello performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and her bachelor’s degree in cello performance from the DePaul University School of Music. Her primary teachers have included Brandon Vamos of the Pacifica Quartet, and Brant Taylor and Jonathan Pegis of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Lyda has performed orchestral works, chamber music, and new music across the Midwest and internationally. With the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, she appeared in the inaugural concert for the Indiana University Mexico City Gateway at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has played under the batons of Thomas Wilkins, Arthur Fagen, Cliff Colnot, and other esteemed orchestral conductors. She received chamber music training from Peter Stumpf, the Arianna String Quartet, and the Shanghai String Quartet at the Madeline Island Chamber Music program. At Fresh Inc Festival, she premiered multiple chamber works and participated in Fifth House Ensemble’s outreach program, Music Can Tell a Story.
Ms Lyda has taught cello lessons in the Chicago area for over five years. She teaches with the intention of sharing the knowledge and inspiration that she received from her teachers, and to continue developing her own approach to cello performance.