Grace Mockus - Cello

Grace Mockus began her studies in the suburbs of Chicago, studying with Martin Nocedal, Robert Bassill, and Allan Dennis through Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. She has since relocated to Michigan to pursue her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Michigan, where she specializes in cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba. There, her primary teachers include Eva Lymenstull, Joe Gascho, Peter Sykes, and Amir Eldan.

She has performed and studied at numerous festivals, including Orford Musique, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Indiana Summer String Academy, and fellowships with the Chautauqua Festival Orchestra and ARTEK early music ensemble. Grace has also performed with ensembles such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, U of M’s University Symphony and Baroque Chamber Orchestras, and with an early music chamber group of her own creation.

Grace has been a member of the West Michigan Symphony as a substitute musician in spring 2023, and as a core musician starting fall 2023.

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts