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Emily Hunt leads a diverse career as a performer, pedagogue, and certified Suzuki teacher. Her accomplishments include winning the international competition of Fresno Cello and showcasing her talent by playing the Paganini variations on one string with their symphony orchestra. Based in Mesa, she passionately maintains a cello studio, dedicated to helping others discover joy and passion in playing music. 

Emily is actively involved in Arizona's cultural institutions, performing in esteemed institutions such as The  Tucson and Phoenix symphonies, along with The Phoenix Theatre. She currently serves as a member on the board of Cellobration and was formerly principal cellist of the Symphony of the Southwest. Holding a cello performance degree from Arizona State University, Emily has additionally studied with renowned mentors like Lynn Harrell, Andrew Mark, Yehuda Hanani, Steven Doane, Timothy Eddy, and Uri Vardi. In addition to her formal education, Emily has enriched her musical expertise through direct collaborations and coaching sessions with renowned quartets such as Brentano, Shanghai, Ying, and St. Lawrence quartets. She is a regular performer at prestigious music festivals such as Red Rock, Castleman Quartet Program, Lev Aronson Legacy, High Peaks, Taconic Music, and the National Cello Institute.

In her leisure time, Emily enjoys spending time with her dog Louie, competitive swimming and hiking.


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