Praised by the Los Angeles Times for her “…uncompromising musical character and towering technique,” French-born cellist Cécilia Tsan graduated from the Paris Conservatory summa cum laude and is a prizewinner at the Barcelona, Florence, and Paris international competitions. An international soloist and chamber musician, she has recorded several CDs and hundreds of movie soundtracks in Hollywood. She serves as principal cello with Long Beach Symphony and the Los Angeles Master Chorale Orchestra. She is also the artistic director of the music series at Mount Wilson Observatory. Recent performances include John Williams Memoirs of a Geisha, Dvořák and Elgar cello concertos, and Brahms Double Concerto. In Paris, she performed the world premiere Eric Tanguy’s piano trio written for her and also played the West Coast premiere of his second concerto. Ms. Tsan has served as principal cello for the Academy Awards, the Emmys, American Idol, and Dancing with the Stars.