Courtney Kaita

Genre-crossing cellist

26 years old

Principal of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra

Co-principal of the Greenwich Village Orchestra

Member of indie rock band Sun Nectar

finance specialist by day

then

I've been playing the cello since the age of 7. It stuck with me through my life until I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2012 with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.M. in Cello Performance. After 4 years of studying with world-renowned cellist Richard Aaron, I took on a job at an investment bank.


Now

I spend my days as an associate at Global Atlantic Financial Group but I still identify primarily as an artist. What's the point of going into work every day if I don't have something beautiful on the outside to live for?

In a stressful world that never stops, I turn to music to free myself from these pressures of everyday life. By experimenting with the sound of the cello in indie rock music while sticking to my classical roots, I use my music to reflect the dynamic, ever-changing environment surrounding me.


next

I currently serve as the principal cellist of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra in central New Jersey and the co-principal cellist of the Greenwich Village Orchestra. I'm also the cellist for Sun Nectar, a Brooklyn-based indie rock band. Sometimes, you'll find me performing solo and chamber music in various places around the Tri-State area and beyond.