Cellist Bridget Pasker is a passionate chamber musician and performer. She is a founding member of the Thalea String Quartet, currently finishing a 2-year graduate residency at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They are 2016 recipients of a Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant with composer Vincent Calianno.
Bridget has performed in many countries of the world, including the US, Canada, Italy, and France. While in Italy, Bridget was very excited to receive a scholarship from the Cini Foundation to perform and record the works of Gino Gorini, a 20th century Venetian composer at the Teatro La Fenice. The recording can be found on Naxos or ordered at bridgetpasker.com.
As a part of the Thalea String Quartet and individually, Bridget has had the pleasure of working with many leading musicians, including the Borromeo Quartet, Caroline Shaw, Geoff Nuttall, Paul Hersh, and Jodi Levitz. She has played in masterclasses for Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, Steven Isserlis, the Pacifica Quartet, the Kronos Quartet, the Juilliard String Quartet, the Takacs Quartet, Geoff Nuttall, and Robert deMaine.
While she was completing her studies at The Juilliard School, Bridget discovered a true passion for outreach and music education. During her time at that institution, she was honored to be selected as a Gluck Community Service Fellow, which led her to performances at community hospitals, hospice care centers, and other specialized care facilities in the New York City area. Bridget has continued this dedication throughout the Bay Area in a similar program out of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She also has a teaching studio at the Mid Peninsula Music Academy in Redwood City, CA.
Bridget holds a Bachelors degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Bonnie Hampton and Darrett Adkins, a Professional Studies diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and will complete her Master’s degree in 2017 as a student of Jennifer Culp.
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