Freya Samuels, cello

Cellist Freya Samuels has been performing with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra since 1986.

A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Freya led an active musical life in Boston for several years. She was a member of the Opera Company of
Boston, the contemporary music ensemble ALEA III that was in residence at Boston University, and the Grammy-award winning New England Ragtime Ensemble. She also performed frequently with the Boston Ballet and Boston Pops Esplanade orchestras.

A highlight of these years included performing as solo cellist in the American premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’ chamber opera The Lighthouse.

Other professional positions have included the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Victor Yampolsky, Music Director), The Toledo Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival, and the Des Moines Metro Opera, where she was principal cellist for eight summer seasons.

Currently living in Pittsburgh, Freya performs frequently at the Benedum Center with the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras. Also a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh and the Wheeling Symphony, Freya is an active teacher and chamber music coach.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060