Cellist Erica Wise enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral musician. Her love for chamber music developed at an early age, spending her summers first at places such as the Kinhaven Music School, and later at festivals such as Tanglewood and Yellow Barn. A founding member of the Dalia Quartet, she also enjoys regular duo partnerships with pianists Kennedy Moretti and Llüisa Espigolé. Her chamber music collaborations form a central focus to her career. Actively engaged with the music of our time, she has given numerous world and Spanish premieres both as soloist and as a founding member of FUNKTION, a contemporary chamber ensemble based in Barcelona.
As winner of the Nakamichi Cello Competition, she performed the Dvorak Concerto at the Aspen Music Festival with maestro Michael Stern. Other solo performances have included the Walton Concerto with the NEC Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall and with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic under maestro Keith Lockhart.
Erica Wise has served as principal cellist for conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas and Seiji Ozawa and has toured with the New World Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is artistic advisor for Da Camera.