Washington state-born cellist Brooke Scholl completed her bachelor’s degree in performance from Central Washington University with John Michel, also spending a quarter abroad in Vienna studying with Josef Luitz. She just completed her post-graduate studies earning an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where she studied with Andres Diaz and held the TA position for Desmond Hoebig.
Brooke has been the recipient of awards such as the Spirit of the West Housing Scholarship, 1st place of the Snelling Competition, CWU Concerto Competition, 2nd place at the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition held in New York City, and string category winner of the annual Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition in Toronto. Throughout Brooke’s education she has had the opportunity to play in masterclasses for David Geringas, Joshua Roman, Colin Carr, Jeff Nuttle, and the Tokyo Quartet.
In addition, Brooke has also had extensive orchestral experience, getting to play under the batons of notable conductors such as Leon Fleisher, Sir Roger Norrington, Tito Munoz, Gerard Schwartz, Nathan Brock, Julian Kuerti, Larry Livingston, Johannes Debus, and Tania Miller. While being an avid chamber and orchestral cellist, Brooke also enjoys her educational outreach residences, which include school assemblies, benefit chamber music recitals, and solos with the local orchestras.