Maureen Hynes, Cello
Maureen Hynes enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. She performs regularly with the American Ballet Theater, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Orchestra of New York, American Composers Orchestra, the Bard Festival Orchestra, New York Virtuosi, the Westchester Philharmonic and the Queens Symphony. She has also appeared with the Royal Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, at the Spoleto and Aspen Festivalsand at the Lake George Opera Festival. Her work in New York has also included substitute work in many Broadway shows.
Her solo and chamber music appearances have included performances at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center, The New York Society for Ethical Culture and the Bayside Historical Society.
Ms. Hynes is Adjunct Professor of Cello and Director of Orchestral and String Studies at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. She is the conductor of the C.W. Post Orchestra, the conductor and creator of the C.W. Post String Ensemble, co-founder of the C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival, and Director of the Merriweather Consort which specializes in Renaissance music.
A winner of the Concert Artist Guild Award with the Janus Ensemble, she is currently a member of the Pierrot Consort and the Solstice Ensemble. She has performed in Europe, Canada, Korea and Hong Kong both as cellist and on the viola da gamba. She was also the creator and director of the C.W. Post Pre-College Music Program. She has been guest conductor for the Nassau All-County Festival at Tilles Center, the SCMEA Festival and the Long Island String Festivals in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. She is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, where she received her B.M. and M.M. degrees. Ms. Hynes has given Cello Master Classes in Seoul, Korea and on Long Island and she has coached at the Mannes Pre-College Division. She has recorded for the Albany label.