Cellist Colin Stokes completed his Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate in the studio of Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliott at the Eastman School of Music. In 2012 Stokes completed the Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School with Richard Aaron.  He continued his studies in 2014 with Fred Sherry in Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program. Stokes has been lauded for his “eloquence” and the “abandon and ferocity” with which he plays.

Recent projects and performances include a four-month Mediterranean tour with Lincoln Center Stage, a performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and performances at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Joe’s Pub and (le) poisson rouge. This season Colin will be recording several new works with composer Mohammed Fairouz, including a cello concerto for the Manchester Festival.  In January he will begin a six-month tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria with his Berlin-based crossover project Symphoniacs.