Keiko Ying enjoys a versatile career as a cello performer in solo, orchestral and chamber music settings and as a dedicated teacher. She was a recent full-time member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and has previously been principal of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and an active performer at the Aspen Music Festival. She performs regularly at music festivals such as Bowdoin International Music Festival, Colorado College Summer Music Festival and the Skaneateles Festival, and has collaborated in chamber music performances with Leon Fleisher, Gil Shaham, Alex Kerr, Wu Han, Lawrence Dutton and others.
Keiko joined the faculty of the Eastman Community Music School in 2009, when she also received her DMA from the Eastman School studying primarily with Alan Harris. Previous teachers have included Sam Smith, Ross Harbaugh, and Katherine Scott, and she also studied with Christoph Henkel and Ekkehard Weber at the Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany.
Born and raised in Boise, ID, Keiko began her cello studies at age 10, joining the Boise Philharmonic when she was 14. She makes her home in Rochester, NY, with her husband.