Cullen O’Neil is a cellist originally from Kalamazoo, MI. She is the winner of several competitions including the Louis Potter Cello Competition, the Mary Alice Cox Cello Competition, and the MASTA Solo Competition. Performances have brought her across North America and Europe to venues such as the Kennedy Center, Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg, Royal Albert Hall, and the Philharmonie de Paris. Cullen is currently pursuing a master’s degree in historical performance at the Juilliard School. In 2019 she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in modern cello and music theory from the University of Michigan. She has freelanced as both a baroque and modern cellist across Michigan and since 2014 has regularly taught at Kids in Tune, an El Sistema-based program in Kalamazoo.