Praised for her glorious tone and dazzling technique, cellist Meghan Berindean has
built a reputation as an engaging performer and a sought-after teacher. Berindean
has been featured in solo performances with the Northerntier Symphony Orchestra, Austin
Peay State University Symphony Orchestra, and Florida State University Symphony Orchestra.
For the 2019-2020 performing season, Berindean will appear with the Gateway Chamber
Orchestra in a performance of Jacques Ibert's Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra.
An enthusiastic performer of chamber music, Berindean appears frequently in chamber
recitals across Tennessee, as well as in Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri. She was previously
a member of the Tallahassee-based Eppes Quartet and the Cleveland-based Judson Quartet,
with whom she was the recipient of the Francis E. Sykora Outreach Grant through the
Cleveland Institute of Music to present chamber music programs to schools and assisted
living facilities throughout the greater Cleveland area. Previously, Berindean was
a first-prize winner of the MENC Pennsylvania State Chamber Group Competition as a
member of the Valens Piano Quartet.
As an orchestral player, Berindean is currently co-principal cello of the Tennessee-based
Gateway Chamber Orchestra. She has served as principal cello of the Paducah Symphony
Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Northerntier Symphony, and Altoona Symphony, as well
as assistant principal of Williamsport Symphony and the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra.
She has performed with Charleston Symphony, Mobile Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony,
and Tallahassee Symphony. She has performed in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis,
Raphael Wallfisch, Colin Carr, Andrés Diaz, Lynn Harrell, and David Finckel.
Berindean enjoys spending her summers at Sewanee Summer Music Festival, where she
coordinates the string chamber music program and serves on the cello faculty. In the
summer of 2019, she joined the faculty of the String Quartet Institute at the Bay
View Music Festival in Petoskey, Michigan.
Berindean completed her doctoral degree in cello performance at Florida State University
as a student of Gregory Sauer, writing her dissertation on the cello music of Bohuslav
Martinu. She received her Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music,
where she was a student of Sharon Robinson. She received her Bachelor of Music degree
and a Professional Performance Certificate in cello performance from the Pennsylvania
State University as a student of Kim Cook, where she was the recipient of the Eleanor
Beene Scholarship Prize. Berindean is Assistant Professor of Music at Austin Peay
State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.