Taide Prieto

Director, Cello Faculty

Peruvian cellist, Taide Prieto is passionate about teaching and performing. She is one of the founding members of Boston String Academy, founder of the Children String Orchestra Program of the American School Foundation of Chiapas in Mexico and teaching faculty at Longy School of Music.

Taide has performed as soloist and as regular member with various orchestras in her native country including the National Symphony Orchestra of Perú. She has also attended music festivals such the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Banff Centre for the Arts, TCU CelloFest, Conservatory Music in the Mountains, where she also served as Junior Faculty and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Throughout her career, Taide has performed for prestigious artist such as Andrés Diaz, Andre Emelianoff, Alban Gerhardt, Ralph Kirshbaum, Aldo Parisot, Bion Tsang, members of the Ying Quartet, Joseph Silverstein, among others.

While completing her B.M degree, Taide was selected to perform with TCU Faculty members in their Faculty and Friends Chamber Music Series. In 2012, she was selected to perform with The Boston Conservatory faculty members and ex Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Joseph Silverstein. She has also performed as guest at Bowdoin International Music Festival faculty concert series. She joined the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra for their 2012-2013 season. Taide is a prizewinner of the Music in the Mountains Young Artist Competition, winner of The Boston Conservatory String Honors Competition and a recipient of an instrument scholarship by the Virtu Foundation.

Taide, holds a Professional Studies Certificate from The Boston Conservatory, a B.M degree in Cello Performance from Texas Christian University and a M.M. degree in Cello Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. Her teachers include cellists Annika Petrozzi, Jesus Castro-Balbi, David Ying and Rhonda Rider.