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Name: Quinn L.
Music Instrument(s) Taught: Cello
Location: NW Portland (Bethany)

Born in Xinjiang, China, Quinn began her cello studies at age of eight and won her first cello competition at ten. Later, she was enrolled in The Shanghai Conservatory of Music, in China, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance. Because of her love and passion for music, Quinn pursued her Master’s Degree from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where she received a full scholarship. Later, Quinn completed the Artist Diploma Certificate in Cello Performance at San Diego States University and moved to Portland, OR in
July 2017.

As an orchestra musician, Quinn has served as the principal cello in a variety of orchestras such as the Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra, CCM concert orchestra, Inland Valley Symphony and San Diego State Orchestra. Previously, she also played as a cellist in Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, and toured with orchestras in Beijing, Tianjing, Nanjing and Hangzhou in China. Quinn has also played as a substituted cellist in the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in 2013-2014. Besides orchestra, Quinn is an active chamber musician. She
has performed for the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, Shanghai Musical Weekend Concerts and several other music festivals including the Great Wall International Music Academy Festival in Beijing as well as the High Peaks Festival and Cello Seminar in New York. In 2009, Quinn joined the Echo Piano Trio and won the Haydn Chamber Music competition in Shanghai.

In addition to music performance, Quinn is very experienced in teaching cello as well as working in musical administration. In 2013, she was nominated to coach the cello section in Kurt Sassmannshaus’ Starling Foundation in Cincinnati. Quinn was a cello faculty member in the Music Academy of San Diego. She also taught cello at the Old Town Academy and Help You Achieve Academy. In the area of administration, Quinn has been the executive assistant of the Great Wall International Music Academy since July 2012. In February 2015, she was the administrative assistant in the Virtuoso Music Academy, who held the San Diego 2015 Chinese New Year’s Concert – Celebrating the Year of Sheep at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Hall.

Quinn worked as the music director at Azure Education from January 2014 to July 2015. Quinn has been the executive assistant at the Bravo! International Music Academy since 2016. Currently, Quinn is playing at Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the Oregon Sinfonietta and she is accepting new students of all ages in the Portland area.

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