Meet the Musicians Cello

Tanya Ell


Orchestra member since 2007

Hometown: Okemos, Michigan

Education: The Juilliard School, The Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Toronto

Studied with: Aldo Parisot, Richard Aaron, Shauna Rolston

Instrument: Tanya plays a 2002 David Burgers cello commissioned by her parents.

About Tanya:

Tanya Ell enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and travelling, especially with her husband, Robert Woolfrey, clarinetist with TCO. You might see Tanya and Rob walking in one of Cleveland's gorgeous neighborhoods or green spaces or perhaps en route to one of their favorite restaurants, Anatolia Café in Cleveland Heights. They have two cats, Max and Simon, who, like Tanya, are big fans of music in the house.  Some of Tanya's favorite music includes Radiohead, Ella Fitzgerald and classical artists Richard Goode and Janine Jansen.