Cellist Mary Artmann is a Bay Area native. She spent numerous years living in upstate New York performing with many chamber and orchestral groups, in addition to being an active recitalist. Moving westward, she joined the award-winning Veronika String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
As a devoted performer of new music, she has performed with the Empyrean Ensemble, the SF Contemporary Music Players and the June in Buffalo Festival. She has also performed with the String Orchestra of Hidden Valley and has appeared as a guest artist with the Colorado Chamber Players and the Colorado Bach Ensemble.
Ms. Artmann and has served on the faculties of CSU-Pueblo, Mercyhurst College, and Rocky Ridge Music Center. She received grants from the New York State Council of the Arts and recorded for Colorado Public Radio, Radio Nuevo Leon, Radio France, WDR (Cologne, Germany) and WBFO's Opus Classics Series (Buffalo, NY).
She graduated with high distinction from the University of California at Berkeley and received a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California. She was twice the recipient of the Alfred Hertz Memorial Traveling Fellowship, sponsoring intensive study with the legendary Siegfried Palm in Cologne, Germany.
Ms. Artmann has taught cello, strings and coached chamber music over the past 30 years. She has coached for many Youth Orchestras including the Oakland Youth Orchestra and the Golden Gate Philharmonic. She spent several summers on the cello and chamber music faculty for the Hayward/La Honda music camp. She currently teaches cello and chamber music in Berkeley and East Richmond Heights.