Jessika Soli is a concert cellist and private teacher from Santa Clara, UT. She received her cello performance degree from the University of Utah, and also attended the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. She studied with Andrew Smith of UNLV, John Eckstein from the Utah Symphony, and Daniel Gaisford from The Juilliard School. Apart from being a classical cellist, her wide taste in music has led her to arrange rock, pop, country, and video game music for cello.
She was the Principle Cellist of the Southwest symphony for two and a half years. As part of the Utah Philharmonia, she performed with an opera production in Germany and a string chamber ensemble in London. She is currently the cellist for the local Empyrean String Quartet, who performs across Southern Utah.
Her cello duo, Rosin, with Daniel Gaisford, has done two tours across the United States from New York to Washington state for the past two years. They have been very enthusiastically received as a highly dynamic duo, performing the best of the classic cello duo repertoire as well as some arrangements of their own. They play both acoustic cellos and electric cellos. You can view them on their YouTube channel, Facebook page, or here.
“Rosin is fun to watch not only for the duo’s remarkable musicianship but also because of the joy they bring to their performances.” Brian Passey, The Spectrum
Jessika also runs a private cello studio from Santa Clara, UT where she teaches her students. She also teaches Skype and FaceTime lessons.