Talia Dicker is a dynamic and versatile cellist with an abiding enthusiasm for orchestral and chamber music. She currently resides in New York City, where she is an active performer and teacher throughout the northeast corridor. Past engagements include positions in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Civic Orchestra’s MusiCorps program for comprehensive outreach and music education, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra, and Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Talia received her Bachelor of Music with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied with Brandon Vamos of the Pacifica Quartet. She went on to earn a Master of Music in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliott.