Cellist Megan Chartier, a native of Detroit, MI, has recently performed as a soloist with the Miami Summer Music Festival Orchestra and the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named the 1st prize winner of the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts’ 2015 Young Artist Competition and a winner of the 2015 Miami Summer Music Festival Concerto Competition. She was also the winner of both the 2012/13 Concerto and Aria Competition and 2012 Barry Manilow Competition at Eastern Michigan University. Recent collaborations include nationally acclaimed artists such as Placid Domingo, Michael Buble, Audra McDonald, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Ms. Chartier is presently co-principal of the Miami Symphony Orchestra and has recently served as principal cellist of the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, Eastern Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra, touring in concert throughout Germany and France.
Ms. Chartier holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Eastern Michigan University and, as of May 2015, a Master of Music in Performance from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Her primary teachers have included Anthony Elliott, Dr. Diane L. Winder, Dr. Robert K. Reed, and Irina Tikhonova. She now resides in Miami performing as co-founding member and cellist of the Wynwood Trio.