Robin Jellis, Cello

Robin JellisRobin Jellis has performed cello in Maine for more than 15 years. She received a Music Talent Scholarship (4 years) to attend the University of Southern Maine where she graduated cum lade with a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance.

She played with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. She studied jazz improvisation with Gary Pack and was principal cellist with the USM Jazz Philharmonic. She has performed with the Bangor Symphony, in productions at Portland Players community theater and at the summer Bach festival in North Conway, New Hampshire. She also plays with the Maine State Ballet Orchestra each year for their production of “The Nutcracker.”

Robin started Suzuki Cello with Richard Noyes (Portland Symphony Orchestra) and continued her studies with William Rounds (PSO, Boston Pops) and Paul Ross (Portland String Quartet). She studied chamber music with the PSQ at Colby College, with Laura Kargul and Laurence Golan at University of  Southern Maine, and at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in New Hampshire, among others.

She studied Medieval and Renaissance music with Pamela Blake. She is a member of the Medieval ensemble Trobairitz! Robin was a featured composer for the Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days in 2011 and has collaborated with several Maine recording artists. She performs regularly with Martin Steingesser, first Poet Laureate of Portland and provides music accompaniment for Rhythmic Cypher, a regular poetry reading in Portland.

A registered Suzuki teacher, she received her teacher training at the Suzuki Institutes of Ithaca College and Hartt School of Music. In addition to being on the faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music, Robin also teaches at the  Waynflete School.