Hilary Glen, cellist, has been praised as a “standout performer” who has successfully “taken on the demanding and most expressive responsibilities assigned to [her] instrument.” Currently, she plays in the Atlanta Ballet, as the Assistant Principal cellist of the Atlanta Opera, and is Acting Principal cellist of the Columbus (GA) Symphony.
Making her stage debut at the age of 6, Dr. Glen caught the performing bug early. Since then, she has performed nearly everywhere, from a mountainside in the Italian Alps to Carnegie Hall, to the Rochester Jazz Festival, and the Bliss Center in Belize. She has collaborated with many musicians including Michael Tilson Thomas, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Renée Flemming, Alisa Weilerstein, Yefim Bronfman, and Bernard Haitink.
As a passionate chamber musician, Dr. Glen coordinates and performs with several small ensembles that have played at a wide variety of national and international venues including the Kennedy Center, as well as local schools, churches, coffee shops, hospitals, sidewalks, and senior living centers. Her entrepreneurial spirit has led her to produce interactive chamber music recitals, as well as curating a full-scale orchestra and wine and music pairing concert with the New World Symphony entitled, Heard it Through the Grapevine.
Dr. Glen is a devoted teacher and believes that music provides a crucial outlet for creativity and expression. Aside from maintaining a private studio, she is regularly invited to give clinics and sectionals for local schools and orchestras. Her chamber ensembles prioritize presenting experience-based workshops, and are dedicated to bringing music to underserved areas.
Dr. Glen completed her BM at Indiana University, where she studied under the renowned performer and pedagogue, Janos Starker. After earning her MM and DMA, studying under esteemed professor Alan Harris, at the Eastman School of Music, she spent three seasons with the New World Symphony. When not playing the cello, Dr. Glen can be found singing, exploring the outdoors, and/or dancing.
Hilary is constantly inspired by her incredible family and friends. Thank you all for your support!