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Cellist Joel Noyes joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2002. An avid chamber musician, Joel has frequently appeared throughout the United States at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Bargemusic, Ltd. During recent summers, he has performed at festivals including Marlboro Music, La Jolla Summerfest, Sarasota, Taos, and Music from Angel Fire. He has collaborated with many of the world’s leading chamber musicians, including Gilbert Kalish, Kim Kashkashian, Ida Kavafian, David Soyer, Steven Tenenbom, and Peter Wiley. Born into a musical family, he began playing the cello at the age of three under the tutelage of his father. In 2001, Joel graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied with David Soyer. While at Curtis, he was chosen principal cellist of the Institute’s orchestra, and frequently played in the Philadelphia Orchestra. His other teachers have included Richard Aaron at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Marc Johnson of the Vermeer Quartet.

In his spare time, Joel dabbles in photography and musical improvisation.

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