Elisa Kohanski is currently principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra and the Wheeling Symphony, and a member of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and the Erie Philharmonic.  She has also performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Columbus Symphony.  

In addition to her active orchestral career, Elisa is an avid chamber musician.  She is both a founding member of the Pittsburgh based contemporary music ensemble, IonSound Project, and an original member of the RI chamber music festival founded in 2008, Music on the Hill (www.musiconthehillri.com).  

A passionate educator, Elisa serves as adjunct faculty at Grove City College, maintains a private studio, and coaches cello choir and sectionals at the Carnegie Mellon Summer Strings Program. 

She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Carnegie Mellon University.  Primary teachers include Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra cellists Anne Williams and David Premo, as well as Pamela Frame, Timothy Terranella, and Elizabeth Reardon.   Elisa loves to travel and has traveled extensively, performing in an array of local and international venues, including the Schlossfestspiele in Heidelberg, Germany; the AIMS Opera Festival in Graz, Austria; Royal Albert Hall in London, England; and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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