American cellist Branson Yeast is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. His performances as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician have brought him to Chicago, London, Lucerne, Hamburg, Heidelberg, St-Jean-de-Luz (broadcast on RadioFrance), and across the north-eastern United States. While at Curtis, Branson was the last student of the late David Soyer of the Guarneri Quartet, a Jacqueline du Pré Memorial Fellow, and his graduation recital aired on WHYY Television. His passions for contemporary music and cross-disciplinary projects have also led him to make dozens of premieres of new works, including many chamber music and solo performances with ballet companies such as Philadelphia’s BalletX. Branson was also a student of cellist Wendy Warner and was recently named Principal Cello of both Opera Philadelphia and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and with the latter of which he recently performed concerti of CPE Bach and Boccherini.