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Mari Coetzee


Canadian cellist Mari Coetzee is an exciting, versatile performer who is passionate about traditional and contemporary music alike. Included in CBC Music’s 2015 Edition of 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30, Ms. Coetzee was awarded first place in the Shean Strings Competition. She was also a grand prize winner in the 2014 Canadian Music Competition and has performed as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Symphonique de Quebec. A frequent recitalist, Ms. Coetzee has been featured in the High River Gift of Music Society's 2015-16 concert series. Currently in her second year of an Undergraduate degree in Cello Performance at The Juilliard School, Mari studies with Richard Aaron.

An avid chamber musician, Ms. Coetzee has received mentorship from the Tak√°cs Quartet and has worked with some of the leading composers of today, including Steve Reich. Equally at home in larger ensembles, Ms. Coetzee has performed orchestral concerts under such conductors as Alan Gilbert, James Gaffigan, and Gianandrea Noseda.

Born in South Africa in 1996, Ms. Coetzee's cello studies began at age 5 after her family immigrated to Canada. Her primary teachers have included John Kadz and Christine Bootland.

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