Haitian-American cellist Francesca McNeeley is in high demand as a collaborator and soloist. A fierce advocate for contemporary chamber music, she’s premiered works by John Harbison, Mark Neikrug, Augusta Read Thomas, and Joseph Phibbs. You can find her performing this season with the Celebrity Series, the Reciprocity Collaborative, the New Gallery Concert Series, and Castle of Our Skins. Ms. McNeeley completed her B.A. at Princeton University and her master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music; she also has a graduate diploma from the New England Conservatory.
She has received fellowships and prizes from the Music Academy of the West, Toronto Summer Music, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center, where she also served as a New Fromm Player. Her mentors have included Tom Kraines, Norman Fischer, Yeesun Kim and Astrid Schween.