Robert Battey studied with Bernard Greenhouse and Janos Starker, holds performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and S.U.N.Y.-Stony Brook, and did doctoral work at Indiana University. Bob was a cello professor at the University of Missouri and S.U.N.Y.-Potsdam, before moving to the D.C. area, where he taught chamber music at the Levine School. He has appeared as soloist or recitalist in Canada, Mexico, and throughout the U.S., including at Carnegie Recital Hall and the Phillips Collection. In recent seasons he performed the Saint-Saëns, Haydn, Lalo, and Beethoven Triple concertos with various D.C.-area orchestras, and last year he performed the complete Bach Cello Suites in a single concert at four different venues. He has served as principal cellist of the Kansas City Lyric Opera, the National Philharmonic, the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Kennedy Center Orchestra, and the Alexandria Symphony, and also performed with the New York City Opera and the National Symphony. Bob is Music Director of the Gettysburg Chamber Music Workshop, writes articles and reviews for the Washington Post and STRINGSmagazine, and blogs at