Colin Stokes

Cellist Colin Stokes has been performing to critical acclaim from a young age.  At 17 he was featured in concerts with Yo-Yo Ma at the Baltimore Symphony’s Meyerhoff Hall and Strathmore Hall, which were broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today. A Universal Music artist, Colin Stokes is part of the internationally based electro-classical project Symphoniacs and he spends much of his time traveling and performing in Europe.

Colin Stokes completed his Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate in the studio of Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliott at the Eastman School of Music. In 2012 Stokes completed the Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School with Richard Aaron. In 2014 Colin continued studies with Fred Sherry and Todd Reynolds at Manhattan School of Music as part of the Contemporary Performance Program.

When not traveling with Symphoniacs, Colin lives in Astoria, Queens and is active in the classical music scene. He can be found on recent albums by jazz/world music artists Petros Klampanis and Magda Giannikou and is currently working on a video collaboration with Brooklyn-based composer, Yoav Shemesh. As a teaching-artist with Bridge Arts Ensemble, Colin Stokes travels to the rural school districts of the Adirondack Park region to perform and teach workshops in classical and electronic music.

Colin also likes to farm on his fire escape.