Hailing from Detroit, cellist Megan Chartier is “unafraid to display gutsy abandon,” as described by the South Florida Classical Review. She has performed throughout North America and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral cellist. Her current positions include core cellist of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble and Principal Cellist of Opera San Luis Obispo in California. In recent seasons, she has served as Principal Cellist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra and Principal Cellist of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Vancouver, and has also recently performed with orchestras including the San Antonio Symphony, One Found Sound in San Francisco, Nu Deco Ensemble, and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, she was named a semi-finalist in the 2017 PRISMA Concerto Competition, 1st prize winner of the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts’ 2015 Young Artist Competition, and a winner of the 2015 Miami Music Festival Concerto Competition, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Chartier holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Music in Performance from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. For more information, visit www.meganchartier.com.
Megan enjoys supplementing her musical craft with visual art, integrating both passions through her art persona "Inkermezzo." She creates mostly musical illustrations focusing on music education, awareness, and activism through anatomical and portraiture work. In 2021, the Inkermezzo brand has expanded into graphic design for publishing initiatives (SOLA), web design, and logo design. To view and read more about her work, please visit www.inkermezzo.com.