[profile]cello22[/profile] is a freelance cellist based in Oakland, California. He started playing cello when he was 11 years old, and has mainly specialized in performing with small ensembles in a variety of genres over the years. Currently, he is the cellist for Osphiera, a San Francisco-based psychedelic folk rock band, is a frequent substitute cellist for Blue Rabbit (indie pop, also SF-based), and also occasionally performs with small classical ensembles. He has studied cello and music at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Oakland Public Conservatory, and The Jazzschool in Berkeley. His continuing cello studies are in Berkeley with Gael Alcock, who emphasizes thoughtful technical exploration, improvisational skills, and charitable performance.