Megan Carlier

Megan Carlier, cello (Blacksburg, VA), is a student of Desmond Hoebig at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.  She began her studies at age three with Nicole Johnson at the Renaissance Music Academy after moving to the United States from Hong Kong. Previous teachers also include Benjamin Wyatt, Roy Harran, and Benjamin Noyes. Megan has won top prizes at the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Concerto Competition, Shelor Motor Mile Growing the Future Talent Show, Appalachian Classical Music Association’s Young Artists Masters Event Concerto Competition, and Renaissance Music Academy Concerto Competition. She performed at Cleveland’s Severance Hall as a member of the Credo Festival Orchestra and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage as a part of a joint RMA-Hong Kong/Macao Youth Orchestra tour. She was principal cellist of the Renaissance Music Academy Chamber Orchestra from 2010 to 2015. This past season, she performed under the baton of Larry Rachleff as member of the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. She has spent summers at Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Credo Chamber Music Festival, Virginia Tech Vocal Arts and Music Festival, and the Heifetz International Music Institute, where she studied with Emmanuel Feldman, Clive Greensmith, Paul Katz, Matt Haimovitz, Antonio Lysy, Amit Peled, and Dmitry Kouzov. She has collaborated with David and Teresa Ehrlich, Marc Johnson, Benjamin Wyatt and Sheila Browne as part of the Musica Viva! Concert Series and Virginia Tech Vocal Arts and Music Festival. She has studied chamber music with Shmuel Ashkenasi, James Dunham and Ivo Jan Van Der Werff. Past Yellow Barn Young Artists Program participant (Summer 2015).