Cello & Double Bass
Originating from the Welsh countryside, cellist Ryan Lowe is a London educated performer and teacher zealous about transmitting his passion for the arts to the community.
Ryan recently relocated to Washington, D.C. from London after graduating with honors from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. While at the conservatoire, Ryan specialized in cello performance, conducting, and music theory. He also performed extensively in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Asia, and the United States. In 2012, Ryan was selected from among his international peers to perform for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in a performance that would later feature on ITV television in the UK.
While living in the UK, Ryan performed at musically and historically significant concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore hall, Cadogan hall, St. John Smith’s Square, the Duke’s hall, Royal Festival hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Birmingham Symphony hall and abroad in the St. David’s Hall (Wales), the Hangzhou Grand Theater (China), St. Mary’s Basilica (Poland). He was also a member of the cello sections of both the Orion Orchestra and the London Arte Chamber Orchestra. Ryan has benefited from the teaching and guidance of many of the preeminent cellists from Europe, Russia, and the United Kingdom. His musical heritage includes Leonid Gorokhov, Boris Andrianov, Paul Watkins, Matthew Barley, Steven Isserlis, Raphael Wallfisch, Christoph Richter, David Cohen, and Mario Brunello.
As the youngest recipient of the St. Julian’s award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, Ryan used his musical skills to reach underprivileged communities in Wales. During his time at Trinity, he coached several ensembles including the Royal Academy of Music Historical Performance Orchestra, the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, and the Guangxi Symphony Orchestra in China. He also mentored students with the UK’s Music for Youth Festival for over seven years.
Although he primarily focuses on classical cello, Ryan experienced a successful career as a “rock cellist”. Ryan performed in concert venues such as the 02 Arena in London, and recorded with EMI and EMI Asia. MTV also featured Ryan’s rock cello career.
Besides cello, Ryan also teaches double bass. His previous students covered a broad spectrum of skills and ages in both the UK and China.