Becky Kutz Osterberg

Becky Kutz Osterberg Standing with a cello in a black dress

Becky Kutz Osterberg is a versatile freelance musician performing both acoustic and electric cello. 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, Principal of Steamboat Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Principal of the Cheyenne Symphony. Other orchestra and opera ensemble performances include the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Opera Colorado, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Colorado Ballet, Larimer Chorale and Laudamus Chorale.

Mrs. Kutz Osterberg received her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California as a student of Ron Leonard, retired Principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and her Master of Music 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, Mrs. Kutz Osterberg has performed with a wide variety of artists including Josh Groban, Guns and Roses, Sarah McLachlan, Mannheim Steamroller, Kaleo, Frank Sinatra Junior, Ten Tenors, Sarah Brightman, Wu-Tang Clan, and a 60-city national tour with John Tesh. She has recorded for independent studio producers in both Colorado and California.

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. 

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 in 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.

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, stand up paddle boarding and painting.

Mrs. Kutz Osterberg’s Acoustic Cello was made in 1785 in Salisbury, England by Benjamin Banks. Her Electric Cello is a Yamaha SVC-110SK.

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