Cellist Bridget Pasker began her musical studies at the age of 4. Originally from Dubuque, IA, she studied at the Preucil School of Music before earning her Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School. She then moved to San Francisco where she earned a Master’s degree in Chamber Music and Professional Studies diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers have included Amos Yang, Jennifer Culp, Darrett Adkins, Bonnie Hampton, Hans Jensen, Charles Wendy, and David Evenchick. She is currently the Associate Principal cellist of the Phoenix Symphony.
While at SFCM, Bridget found a passion for chamber music. She was a member of the Thalea Quartet, who served as the graduate resident string quartet. As a part of the quartet, Bridget has worked with many composers and eminent artists, including the Borromeo Quartet, Kronos Quartet, Caroline Shaw, Geoff Nuttall, Paul Hersh, Jodi Levitz, and Jennifer Culp. The Thalea quartet spent summers at the Banff Center, Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival, and Cordes en Ballade.
Bridget currently lives in Phoenix with her partner, Adam, and their dog Scooter. In her free time, she loves gardening and exploring her new city!