Born in Puerto Rico, cellist Javier Caballero is a versatile freelancer, teacher and arts administrator based in Boston. His principal teachers have been Rhonda Rider and Scott Kluksdahl. While Mr. Caballero is equally at home performing musical theater shows at Boston Lyric Stage, early music with Florida Pro Musica or premiering a new contemporary opera with Guerilla Opera, he has also recorded several albums with Middle Eastern, New Age, Balkan and Indie Rock groups. Mr. Caballero has toured China and was featured on PBS and QVC and also made several concert tours to Palestine and Israel as part of the Al Kamandjati Music School. In addition to performing, Mr. Caballero teaches privately and is the Artistic Director of Project STEP—a string education program for students from underrepresented communities. BM University of South Florida; MM, GPD Boston Conservatory.