American cellist Katie Tertell plays with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra where she has been member since 2015. She has played with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Katie collaborates regularly with world class artists like tenor Mark Padmore, members of the Cleveland and Cavani quartets, and principal players from some of Europe’s finest orchestras.

Notable recent appearances include a principal cello appearance at the BBC Proms, chamber music at the Endellion Festival, (Cornwall, England), and in Ireland performances at the Galway Jazz Festival, Spike Festival, and Kaleidoscope Night. She also teaches privately and holds a degree in Suzuki Pedagogy from the Sato Center at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Katie grew up near Washington D.C. She studied with Janos Starker and Emilio Colon at Indiana University where she received high distinction before postgraduate work in Cleveland, USA (Cleveland Institute of Music) and the UK (Royal Northern College of Music). Other mentors include Joely Koos, Ralph Kirschbaum, Gary Hoffman and Peter Dixon.  

Katie plays on an 1888 Colin-Mezin cello. She enjoys cycling, skiing, travel, cooking and being in nature.