About · Celli @ Berkeley

Our Story

Celli@Berkeley was created one night in 2012 after the cellists of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra realized that the only thing better than one cello was many, many cellos.

Composed of sixteen undergraduate students studying a variety of academic disciplines (including political science, music, sociology, biology, economics, and engineering), Celli is united by a desire to express the possibilities of the cello. We love performing and sharing music ranging from classical to pop, not only in concert halls but also outdoors - by the Campanile, in art galleries and cafes, at marathons or flea markets, and on the streets of Berkeley!

Our Goals

The ultimate goal of Celli@Berkeley is to generate new repertoire for cello ensembles around the world. As a student organization, however, our goal is to provide a safe space for individuals to discover their own style of playing. We aim to empower members to grow as musicians, leaders, and ensemble-players, as well as support their professional development. Members of Celli are encouraged to be both teachers and students among their peers.

Our Cellists

Junior, Computer Science and Music (he/his)
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Ethan's twin sister claims he ate her optical nerves in the womb.

Ethan Lo

Sophomore, Integrative Biology and Music (she/her)
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Jane enjoys watching figure skating!

Jane Lin

Sophomore, MCB and Music (she/her)
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Anna had a nosebleed onstage during a performance at Carnegie Hall.

Anna Jian

Sophomore, Music and Theater (he/him)
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One time Jacob went to Chicago in -11F weather with only a t-shirt and running pants!

Jacob Hill

Junior, Cognitive Science (she/her)
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Emma has two German Shepherds named Bailey and Happy!

Emma Chang

Sophomore, Music and Sociology (she/her)
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Sheridan's life goal is to adopt a hamster!

Sheridan Eggers

Sophomore, Undecided (she/her)
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Kelly had curly hair when she was little :0

Kelly Kim

Freshman, Political Economy and Business Administration (she/her)
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Sophia watches an unhealthy amount of SNL!

Sophia Lao

Freshman, Molecular Environmental Biology (she/her)
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Natalie loves baking, once she made a scale model of her house out of gingerbread!

Natalie Oh

Freshman, Music (she/her)
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Sarah can do a fabulous duck impression!

Sarah Kave

Freshman, English and Music (he/his)
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Isaac loves Uniqlo puffy jackets!

Isaac Liu

Freshman, Physics (he/his)
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Andrew couldn’t pronounce the letter R until he was 17!

Andrew Haro

Sophomore, Data Science (he/his)
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Andrew can't read treble clef!

Andrew Kerr

Sophomore, Music & Molecular Environmental Biology (she/her)
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Sarah secretly wants to be a Cirque du Soleil performer!

Sarah Jones

Sophomore, Music (he/his)
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Emile holds world records in an Indie video game that is older than he is!

Emile Serper

Freshman, Cognitive Science & Antropology (she/her)
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Katelyn used to sing and play electric cello in a teen rock band!

Katelyn Jo

Past Cellists

Exchange Student, Economics (he/his)
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Da-Yun's father is Korean, his mother is Taiwanese, but they speak Japanese at home.

Da-Yun Shen

Class of 2022, EECS (he/they)
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Stephen is a cat magnet.

Stephen Yang

Class of 2022, Computer Science (he/him)
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Tynan has a greater-than-average number of toes, but you probably do too.

Tynan Sigg

Class of 2022, Political Science and Music (she/her)
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Iris has four cats. She's also allergic to them.

Iris Kwok

Class of 2021, Music and Forestry (he/his)
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Gavin secretly wants to switch his primary intstrument to Gong.

Gavin Williams

Class of 2021, Political Science and Economics (she/her)
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Lydia has traveled to exactly 30 countries!

Lydia Wen

Class of 2021, Physics and Astrophysics (he/him)
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Leo first ate at House of Curries with Celli and now eats there twice a week!

Leo Steinmetz

Class of 2021, Political Science and Sociology (she/her)
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Celeste has played for the Women's Cal Club Soccer team!

Celeste Alexander

Senior, Computer Science
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Aaron has a twin!

Aaron Chen

Class of 2021, Statistics
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You can't spell 'cellist' without 'Ellis'.

Ellis Cho

Class of 2019, Computer Science
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Rosa laughs at her own jokes and hopes that one day others will too.

Rosa Choe

Graduate student, Architecture
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Emiel Cockx

Class of 2022, Music
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Annika Constantino

Class of 2019, Conservation & Resource Studies (they/them)
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Fen has pet snails and loves to bake pie.

Fen Conway

Class of 2023, EECS and Business
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Vince's favorite band is 2Cellos.

Vince Han

Class of 2014, Peace & Conflict Studies and French
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Cindy dreams of the day when she too, can become a cat.

Cindy Hickox

Class of 2018, Undeclared
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Kelly's eyeliner is always on point.

Kelly Hong

Class of 2015, Public Health
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Karen's greatest weakness is watermelon.

Karen Hsu

Class of 2019, Music
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Robert likes cold weather and, incidentally, warm layering.

Robert Hurley

Class of 2016, Music and MCB
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Melody is an avid fan of trail mix, blogilates, and all things punny.

Melody Huang

Class of 2020, Computer Science
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Chris has watched every single Gordon Ramsay cooking video on the internet.

Chris Jereza

Class of 2017, MCB
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Alex shares the same birthday with none other than the great Mstislav Rostropovich.

Alex Joo

Class of 2018, Mass Communication/Media Studies
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In addition to his cello skills, Daniel is also a virtuosic whistler.

Daniel Kim

Class of 2021, MCB (he/him)
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Alex loves to cook and dance.

Alex Kum

Graduate Student, Chemistry
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Sam wired his own hot tub.

Sam Leachman

Class of 2021, Mechanical Engineering (he/him)
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Albert learned to do laundry from his freshman year roommate!

Albert Lee

Class of 2016, Public Health
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Matt plays the oboe and is single and ready to mingle.

Matt Lee

Class of 2016, Statistics
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Rachel likes spicy.

Rachel Lee

Class of 2018, Music and MCB
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James drinks jasmine green tea everyday.

James Lim

Class of 2020, Music and MCB
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Lanvi's name means baby orchid.

Lanvi Lu

Class of 2018, CS and Math
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Yuki's grandfather owns Daiso.

Yuki Mizuno

Class of 2018, Psychology
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Elizabeth is from Washington.

Elizabeth Mo

Class of 2019, Environmental Science
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Chellie never leaves the house without a cup of tea and an existential crisis.

Chellie Nayar

Class of 2021, Bioengineering (he/him)
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Krish has watched ATLA 3 times all the way through in 5 months.

Krish Nayar

Class of 2016, History
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Graham was named after a cracker. His greatest strength is his hair.

Graham Nelson

Class of 2017, MCB
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Christina enjoys unicorn searching in her spare time...but has yet to find one.

Christina Park

Class of 2018, Music and CS
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Rohan enjoys relaxing with knitting and tea.

Rohan Sikdar

Class of 2013, Music
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Rio is in New York, where he works at Carnegie Hall.

Rio Vander Stahl

Class of 2016, Music
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Kane once had a pet hedgehog.

Kane Suga

Class of 2014, Music and Society & Environment
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Mosa is terrified of ovens.

Mosa Tsay

Class of 2015, Chemistry
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Lukas contains a tasty nougat-filled core.

Lukas Whaley-Mayda

Class of 2020, Music and MCB
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Isaac enjoys good gifs and peach Calpico.

Isaac Witte

Class of 2018, Architecture
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Felix is secretly British and loves Sherlock.

Felix Yiu