BIO

Cellist Megan Chartier, hailing from Detroit, Michigan, has performed as a soloist and principal cellist throughout North America and Europe. Now based in San Francisco, she currently holds positions as Principal Cellist of Opera San Luis Obispo and core cellist of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble, touring across the US. She has served as Principal Cellist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Principal Cellist of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy in Canada, and Assistant Principal of South Florida Symphony. In recent seasons, she has also performed with orchestras including the San Antonio Symphony, Waco Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, and Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, she has recently performed concerti with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra and the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. 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.

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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.