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Aria Posner

Aria Posner, a cellist from Atlanta, Georgia, is currently pursuing her Master’s in Music in Cello Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Robert Cohen. Since relocating to London, Aria formed the piano trio, Trio Thalassa, which has achieved significant recognition, winning the Historical Women Composers Prize, placing third in the Harold Craxton Prize at RAM, and being selected for the Hans Keller Forum for the 2024/25 residencies.
In May 2023, Aria graduated with distinction from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a degree in Cello Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Melissa Kraut and a minor in Suzuki Pedagogy.
Aria’s early musical career includes five years with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (2014-2019), serving as principal cellist for three seasons. She participated in the Franklin Pond’s Fall into Spring Chamber Program, performing with the Lykos Cello Quartet and the S4zando String Quartet, which won the college division of the Franklin Pond Virtual Chamber Competition in 2020.
Aria first soloed with an orchestra at age 10 with the MYSO chamber orchestra. She has since won numerous accolades, including the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra concerto competition in 2019, where she performed Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor. She has also been a soloist with the Atlanta Community Orchestra and Augusta Symphony Orchestra and was featured at Lincoln Center with the EJCO in 2014. Aria has further honed her craft through master classes with esteemed musicians such as Mike Block, Paul Watkins, Peter Oundjian, and Steven Isserlis.
In 2016, Aria founded the Concert to Cure series, which raises significant funds for the Ovarian Cancer Institute.  Aria is dedicated to using her love of music to help find ways to give back to the community.