Roberta Bottelli – Cello, Music Theory
Spokane Symphony Orchestra; DMA candidate, University of British Columbia, Canada; Masters of Arts Degree, Eastern Washington University; Master of Music Degree, Central Washington University; Bachelor of Music Degree, University of Puget Sound.
Louise Butler – Cello
Each of Louise’s four siblings played an instrument (or two) throughout childhood, so her first training ground was at home. She took further education at the Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute. Louise played in the Radio and Television Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium and in the UK, and gave recitals and freelanced while raising two children. She performs with Allegro Baroque and Beyond and is a member of the Spokane Symphony. Louise manages the Inland Empire Cello Ensemble and teaches cello at Spokane Falls Community College as well as at Holy Names.
Karen Conlin, SNJM – Suzuki Cello
Bachelor’s Degree from Fort Wright College. Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from Boston University; studied with George Neikrug. Performances include Northwest Bach Festival, Arbor Trio, and Spokane Cello Quartet. Teaching experience: elementary schools in Spokane and Seattle and at Holy Names Music Center since 1980. Member of Spokane Symphony. Specializes in Suzuki Cello method.
Johannes Kleinmann – Cello
Cellist in the Spokane Symphony, is a native of Germany. He finished his undergraduate degrees in cello performance and cello pedagogy at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, studying with Adriana Contino. Additionally, he holds a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University where he studied with Dennis Parker, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, where he was awarded a teaching fellowship and studied with Eugene Osadchy.
Previously he has been principal cellist of both the San Angelo Symphony and the Opera in the Ozarks festival orchestra. Other orchestras he performed in include the Baton Rouge Symphony, Plano Symphony and Irving Symphony. He has been a cello instructor at the school districts of Plano, Flower Mound and Denton.
Being an active performer and teacher, he is currently on the faculty of Holy Names Music Center, is a string coach of the Spokane Youth Symphony and has a private cello studio in Spokane.
Bee Reynolds is a registered Suzuki Cello teacher, teaching private and group lessons in collaboration with Sr. Karen Conlin (Suzuki Cello teaching mentor). Her training includes studying cello with Louise Butler (Spokane Symphony cellist) and completing Suzuki teacher training courses Pre-twinkle through Book 3. Bee’s teaching experience includes teaching piano, guitar and violin lessons and working in a classroom setting with special needs individuals. She is currently a cellist in the Gonzaga University Symphony Orchestra and has been part of a variety of performance groups in the Spokane community.