Lorie Kirkell is an acclaimed American cellist, who has developed a glowing
career on the West Coast as soloist, recitalist, and chamber music player. After
her studies on the East Coast with distinguished cellists Raya Garbousova and
Bernard Greenhouse, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Music at the
University of California San Diego. She has appeared as principal cellist with
orchestras for the Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Ms. Kirkell has
performed at the Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Broadway San Diego for
National Touring Musical Theater productions, Civic Theater and with many other
music organizations such as the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera.
She is the Director of the Novellus Ensemble and performs with Caprice Strings
and Innocenti Strings.
Ms. Kirkell has also performed with Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Johnny
Mathis, Natalie Cole, Peter Cetera, Luis Miguel, the Moody Blues, Donna
Summer, Dionne Warwick, and others.
Ms. Kirkell has been a member of the Grossmont College Music Department
Faculty since 2002.