Cellist Timothy Paek is an enthusiastic chamber musician and dedicated teacher. Recent highlights of Timothy’s career include a tour of Qatar with Carnegie Mellon’s Honors String Quartet as well as appearances on the Cleveland HeightsARTS chamber music series. He has also performed as a guest on numerous faculty recitals at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Timothy completed degrees at Carnegie Mellon University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Nebraska—Lincoln; his primary mentors include Anne Martindale Williams, Melissa Kraut, and Gregory Beaver.
Just having moved to Boston, Timothy embarks to expand his set of skills as a freelance cellist. He has joined symphony organizations such as the Phoenix Orchestra, Orchestra of Indian Hill, Symphony NOVA, and the Cape Ann Symphony as well as the private cello instructor at the Dedham School of Music in Dedham, MA. Aside from playing the cello, he offers a viable resource as a freelance recording engineer.
As an educator, Timothy has worked at the St. Margaret’s School for the Art’s summer music programs as a chamber music coach, private cello instructor, and eurhythmics professor. He also completed Suzuki teacher training and certification at the Cleveland Institute of Music. As the founding cellist of the Meadowlark Piano Trio, Timothy has performed in concert venues and outreach programs throughout the nation. Summer festivals include: Garth Newel Music Center, Round Top Festival Institute, Mimir Chamber Festival, St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, and the Caroga Lake Music Fesitval. Aside from music, Timothy loves exploring new cuisines and enjoys basketball, baseball, frisbee, soccer, hiking, dancing, and playing board games.