American cellist META WEISS (pronounced MAY-ta) made her international debut at the age of seven in Utrecht, Holland, and has established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation. An acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, her performances have taken her to venues throughout the US and internationally, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, The Kimmel Center, Royal Albert Hall, The Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, and Teatro Britanico (Peru).
Top prize-winner in numerous competitions, she has been hailed as “magnetic” (ArtsJournal) and “luminous” (Sydney Arts Guide) by critics and audiences around the globe. As a member of Break of Reality, she was selected by the US Department of State as a “musical ambassador,” touring across America, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Brazil. Weiss has also served as guest assistant principal cello of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has been featured on NPR on many occasions, including as guest artist on the shows A Prairie Home Companion, Performance Today, and Northwest Focus Live. Her album Entendre (Sono Luminus) is the winner of the Violoncello Foundation Listener’s Choice Award.
Weiss serves as Teaching Associate Professor and Chamber Music Coordinator and at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Artistic Director of the Boulder Cello Festival. Previous faculty appointments include the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the University of Puget Sound. She received her Bachelor of Music from Rice University, and her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School.
Weiss performs on a Gioffredo Cappa cello, c. 1690, generously provided for her by an anonymous supporter.