Anna Seda

Cellist

Boston, MA
@annasedacellist
17 Played at 17 groupmuses!

Anna Seda

Cellist

About

A great cellist plays as a singer, dancer, storyteller, architect, painter, sculpturer, thinker, poet, missionary, and sportsman. (paraphrased from an exquisite Paul Tortlier masterclass)

I've played the cello since age 4, training at many institutions including The Aspen Music Festival and the Boston Conservatory. Some influential mentors have been Sato Knudsen of Boston Symphony, the Tacaks String Quartet, and though we will never meet until I cross to the other side, the recordings of Mstislav Rostropovich.

In 2012 I was an apprentice cellist for the Singapore Symphony, and became part of the Great Wall Soloists in Beijing. I made my solo debut in 2013 on the Schumann Concerto with the Cusco Symphony. Within the same month I made a guest appearance at an international cello festival in Lima, and took a year to train young cellists in the Andes region of Peru. From spending time in Latin America, I had to master the art of the solo cello concert- often because there was no acoustic piano within a 100km radius of the venue. The most memorable concert would have to be the first exposure to classical music to the indigenous Q'ero people.

I've very recently returned to Boston, and am here to keep being the cellist I am in the best city in the United States of America.

Music

Bach, Cassado, Britten, Folk and Jazz crossover, Loop pedals

Videos

Past groupmuses (17)

  • Virtual Livestream

    Social Dis-Dance!

    Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: online
    • Composers: Bach; Glass; Cassado; Sherwin; Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Solo Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 4 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    The Humanitarian Cello

    Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Boston
    • Composers: Messiaen, Bach, Britten
    • Instruments: Solo Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Brunch n' Bach

    Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11:00 AM EST

    • Neighborhood: Charlestown, Boston
    • Composers: Bach
    • Instruments: Solo Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Saturday Night Live Tango!

    Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Charlestown, Boston
    • Composers: Music of Argentina
    • Instruments: Cello and Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Solo Cello in East Milton Square

    Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: East Milton Square
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • 2019 US Tour: Guitarist Diego Campagna

    Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Coolidge Corner South Side, Brookline
    • Composers: Arvo Part,
    • Instruments: two guitars and a cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Flight of the Cello-chords

    Friday, Feb 15, 2019 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Coolidge Corner South Side, Brookline
    • Composers: Bach, Cassado, Piazzola
    • Instruments: Solo Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • The Slow Burn

    Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 6:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Coolidge Corner South Side, Brookline
    • Composers: Bizet, Chopin, Faure, Poulenc, Strauss
    • Instruments: trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Holiday Hygge

    Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Roxbury/Dudley
    • Composers: Bach, Telemann
    • Instruments: Violin and Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Give Thanks for....music!

    Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 4:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Hollis NH
    • Instruments: Violin, Cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Schubertiade

    Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 3:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Coolidge Corner South Side, Brookline
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • An Evening of Arias

    Saturday, Jul 22, 2017 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Powder House Square, Somerville
    • Composers: Bach, Mozart, Purcell, Schumann, Strauss
    • Instruments: Soprano, Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Jamaica Plain Gathering

    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain, Boston
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 7 years ago

  • Enchanting Cello on Spring Hill

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Spring Hill, Somerville
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 7 years ago

  • Violinist Alina Psaros and Cellist Anna Seda at Algonquin Social Club. Can NOT bring outside drink or food

    Friday, Sep 30, 2016 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Back Bay East, Boston
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • Colors of Bach and Ravel

    Friday, Sep 23, 2016 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Cambridgeport, Cambridge
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • Housewarming Party

    Friday, Sep 9, 2016 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Tufts/Medford
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 8 years ago