Cellist Katri Ervamaa has performed widely in the US, as well as in her
native Finland and throughout Europe. She is equally at ease with
traditional and non-traditional music: her repertory ranges from standard
solo works and chamber music to new compositions, electro-acoustic music
and creative improvisation.
As a member of the Owla String Quartet, Ms.Ervamaa has appeared in numerous
international music festivals, including the Bowdoin, Orlando, Norrtälje,
Haute Limousine and Kuhmo Festivals, as well as in concerts in six different
European countries, Taiwan and the US. She has also given critically
acclaimed solo recitals in Finland and the US. Ms.Ervamaa is a founding
member of Brave New Works, a group dedicated to the performance and
promotion of new music and Timescape, a nine-member free improvising
Ms.Ervamaa received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University
of Michigan. She also holds the Bachelor of Music and Master Music degrees
from the Northern Illinois University. Her primary teachers include Erling
Blöndal Bengtsson, Marc Johnson, Kazimierz Michalik and Lauri Laitinen,
as well as Andrew Jennings and the Vermeer and the Borodin String Quartets.
Ms.Ervamaa teaches cello and chamber music at the Flint Institute's School
of the Performing Arts and the School for the Performing - Ann Arbor.
In the fall of 2001, she will be on the faculty of the Eastern Michigan University.
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