About the artist
Melissa, a solo cellist in Southern California, played her very first music notes at the age of three. Her music journey began on the piano, but cello soon entered her life at the age of eleven, and she instantly fell in love. Over the years she has continued to improve as a musician and performer, playing in numerous orchestras, chamber music groups, musicals, operas, ballet, weddings, live entertainment events, corporate functions, and various private events.
She moved to San Diego in 2009 to study mathematics, economics, and cello performance at UC San Diego and has stayed in the gorgeous city since. Although she works with numbers during the day, Melissa squeezes in as much cello time as possible on nights and weekends to continue her passion. She currently plays with La Jolla Symphony, City Ballet of San Diego, Opera NEO, and various chamber groups. Melissa loves her cello, Mel, for its wide range and sweet tone; she is always excited to share Mel’s lovely bright sound with the rest of the world.