Becky Kutz Osterberg

Becky Kutz Osterberg Cello

Becky Kutz Osterberg is a versatile freelance musician throughout Northeast Colorado and Southern Wyoming. She enjoys playing in a wide variety of ensembles and venues including Orchestra, Chamber Music, Opera, Musical Theatre, Recording Sessions and Solo Performances.

She is Principal of the Fort Collins Symphony, Principal of the Greeley Philharmonic and a member of the Cheyenne Symphony. Other orchestra and opera ensemble performances include the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Boulder Philharmonic, Opera Colorado, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Larimer Chorale, Steamboat Springs, Opera Fort Collins and Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra.

Mrs. Kutz Osterberg received her B.M. in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California as a student of Ron Leonard, retired Principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and her M.M. in Cello Performance from the University of Akron, Ohio where she studied with Michael Haber and Richard Weiss. Additionally she studied Orchestral Excerpts and post graduate work with Daniel Rothmuller, retired Associate Principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Beyond her classical experiences, she has performed with a wide variety of artists including Josh Groban, Guns and Roses, Sarah McLachlan, Manheim Steamroller, Kaleo, Frank Sinatra Junior, Ten Tenors, Sarah Brightman, Wu-Tang Clan and a 60 city national tour with John Tesh. Mrs. Kutz Osterberg is a founding member of Synesthesia, an eclectic mix of Flute, Clarinet, Electric Cello and Ukulele playing a wide variety of musical styles including Pop, Celtic, Klezmer and Classical. They perform at both public and private events throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Information on upcoming public performances can be found at: facebook.com/unionofsenses.

Her instructional experience includes teaching and ensemble coaching for more than 25 years. Mrs. Kutz Osterberg has an established private cello studio in Fort Collins and Steamboat Springs. She has coached cello and chamber music at various summer festivals including Western State in Gunnison, CSU in Fort Collins and Arrowbear Music Camp in Southern California where she has also co-conducted both Elementary and Intermediate Orchestra Sessions.

In addition to performing, Mrs. Kutz Osterberg is the Personnel Manager for the Greeley Philharmonic and from 2006 – 2019 served as the Orchestra Librarian for the Fort Collins Symphony.

When she is not performing or teaching she is often found enjoying the outdoors or relaxing at home with her husband and their cats. Some of her favorite activities include hiking, biking, archery and painting.

Mrs. Kutz Osterberg’s cello was made in 1785 in Salisbury, England by Benjamin Banks.

To contact her, book an event, or inquire about lessons, please send messages to bjocello@gmail.com


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