Aneta Otreba, cello
Dr. Aneta Otreba received her doctorate degree in cello performance from the University of Maryland at College Park, where she worked as a graduate ensemble assistant and studied with Professor Evelyn Elsing and Peter Wiley. Dr. Otreba studied cello, pedagogy and chamber music with such renowned musicians and mentors as Cecylia Barczyk, members of the Guarneri String Quartet, Ina Esther Joost, Emilio Colon, Menahem Pressler, Gerald Fischbach, Claus Reichardt, and Cliff Colnot. She started undergraduate studies at Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, cello with Pawel Głombik, principal of Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and chamber music with Marek Moś, founder of Silesian String Quartet. Since 2003, Dr. Otreba is a member of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Her additional performances include Concert Artists of Baltimore, Annapolis Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, New World Symphony (Florida), and Washington Summer Opera. Dr. Otreba is cofounder and a teacher of Suzuki group classes of the String Academy at the Notre Dame Preparatory School. She is teaching in the Baltimore area and performs with Amici Delle Muse piano trio. Dr. Otreba was accepted to the Hyogo Performing Orchestra in Japan and served as cello and chamber music faculty at the Siena Summer Session for Music and Arts in Siena University, Italy. Dr. Otreba won first place in Liberman Competition, Baltimore Music Club Competition, and Peggy Friedman Gordon Music Competition.