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Phoebe Dalton began her career as orchestral soloist at the age of ten with Pierre Monteux’s Domaine Orchestra. In the intervening years she has performed extensively in North and South America as soloist and chamber musician. For five years she was the principal cellist of the South Dakota Symphony and cellist of the Dakota Quartet. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 2006.
During the 2009-10 season she was principal cellist of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. Dr. Dalton studied with Janos Starker, Gabor Rejto, Hans Jensen, Dennis Parker, and Tanya Remenikova. She was a winner of many competitions including the Stillman Kelley Award, Music Teachers National Chamber Music Competition, New Orleans Philharmonic Competition, and Indianapolis Matinees Musicales Competition. She received scholarships to study with Zara Nelsova at both the Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and in Aspen.
She has appeared as soloist with the National Chamber Orchestra and the OSSODRE in Montevideo, Uruguay, the New Orleans Philharmonic, the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Monroe Symphony (LA), the South Dakota Symphony, the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra (NYC), Louisiana State University Orchestra, and was solo continuo for Stanley Ritchie’s Baroque Ensemble at Indiana University.
Dr. Dalton maintains a private studio in Minneapolis and is on the faculty of Bravo! Summer String and Keyboard Institute at the University of Minnesota.