Assistant Principal Cello
Gay Su Pinnell Chair
Cellist Wendy Morton is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied with Orlando Cole. She also studied with Lawrence Lesser at the New England Conservatory. Other mentors include Karen Tuttle, Felix Galimir, Joseph Gingold, Mischa Schneider, and Isador Cohen.
Wendy is currently the assistant principal cellist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra since 1996. She has also been active in teaching and performing Chamber Music and was one of the founding members of the Carpe Diem String Quartet. Wendy and the quartet currently have three recordings on the Naxos label and in 2008, the quartet had the honor of performing a movement of the Schubert cello quintet as an encore with Yo Yo Ma at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus.
Wendy has also performed with the Pushkin Ensemble, Quattro Corde, and was a member of the Duvall Trio. She ha performed in a chamber music setting with such notable musicians as Nobuko Imai, Julius Levine, Ann Schein, Gerard Poulet and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. She previously performed with the Telluride Chamber Players and was featured with the Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine. Ms. Morton has been on the faculty of numerous music festivals including the Marble Cliff Chamber Players based in Columbus, Ohio and was a faculty member of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC for seven summers.
Wendy has performed with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Honolulu Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Opera Orchestras and Symphony Orchestra of the Curtis Institute of Music. She has also performed with the Inverness Festival Orchestra, toured the east coast with Alexander Schneider, including performances in Boston’s Symphony Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York. In Columbus she has held faculty positions at Capital University and Ohio Wesleyan University. Wendy is a native of the San Francisco bay area where she studied with the matriarch of cello pedagogy, Margaret Rowell. Wendy plays on a JB Gabrielli cello circa 1764.