Cellist Mosa Tsay is currently pursuing a Master of Music at The Juilliard School. She has performed over 50 groupmuses in the past three years, and will continue programming music based on musical friendships and adventures into different soundscapes.
Formerly the Artistic Director of [email protected] and a San Francisco-based collective of cellists, Mosa commissioned and organized premieres of new works for cello in non-traditional concert spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mosa received two bachelor’s degrees from University of California, Berkeley, in Music and in Society and Environment. While studying environmental science, she discovered an interest in urban planning and mitigation of noise pollution. She wrote an honors thesis on the topic of “Silence: In Performance and Within the Performer,” an analysis of the role of silence in music by J.S. Bach, Hans Werner Henze and John Cage. She was awarded the Eisner Award, Mary Nuñes Souza Prize and is the 2016 recipient of the Alfred Hertz Traveling Fellowship.
Mosa performs on a rare unstamped 19th century cello, a loan made possible with generous support from Mrs. Taeja Kim Lee and Dr. Howard Lee and for winning Doublestop Foundation’s Instrument Loan Competition in 2014.
She loves ice cream, succulents, and Cheeseboard Pizza (in Berkeley, CA).