Devin LaMarr - Cellist

Cellist Devin LaMarr is passionate about music education and music performance in her community. She received a full scholarship to study in the studio of Anne Martindale-Williams for her Master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University, and received her bachelor’s degree in cello performance from Lynn University, where she also received a full scholarship to study in the studio of David Cole. Other important teacher’s in Devin’s life have been Jonah Kim and Walter Gray. She has also performed in masterclasses with renowned cellists such as Mark Kosower and Brannon Cho. 

Devin is also a dedicated chamber musician, having debuted with her quartet, the Kourdisma Quartet, at the Lyric Chamber Music Society in New York, in May, 2022 after winning first prize in Lynn University’s chamber music competition. Other competitions Devin has won include the Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Artist Auditions in 2023, which featured a performance on NPR radio as part of the prize, and the Navaroli Young Musicians competition, where she performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the South Valley Symphony in her native California. She was also a finalist in the the Big Arts Classical Music Scholarship competition in Sanibel, Florida. 

Other than performing as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist, Devin also loves teaching. She worked for Volta Music Foundation, which is an organization that strives to provide high level musical education and equipment, such as instruments and music, to children. Additionally, in 2019, Devin worked for the Title IX program in Florida state, where she went into the classrooms of underserved public elementary schools to help teach music classes, as well as teaching at the Nat King Cole Summer Music Camp for children in 2020.