Ali Cook, Piano, Cello & Bass
Ali Cook has always been passionate about the role music can play in the lives of people of any age, and she has enjoyed numerous opportunities to be a part of the music education of many. Her experience includes eleven years of teaching piano, bass and cello. She can be seen regularly performing orchestral, opera, chamber, and new music in Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, and Detroit, MI. Ali has toured Russia with the National Symphony Orchestra as well as Germany, Turkey, Spain, and Austria with the Christoph Eschenbach and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. While earning her Masters degree at Indiana University she won a Tanglewood fellowship as well as the double bass concerto competition, performing Bottesini's Concerto No. 2 with the IU Concert Orchestra. Ali also holds a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University, and a Professional Orchestral Studies degree from Manhattan School of Music. She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Washington Ballet, Tanglewood, Spoleto Festival USA, the Alabama Symphony, and at the Salzburger Festspiele.