Born in Queens, New York, Ryan Louie began studying the cello at the age of ten. Since then Mr. Louie has performed in venues in England, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Korea, and the United States. Throughout his studies, Ryan has garnered scholarships from various institutions such as the Cleveland Cello Society Agnew Bach Prize, Marion Feldman Scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music, Long Island Arts Alliance ScholarArtist Award of Excellence, the Associated Music Teacher’s League Henry Levine and Blanche S. Levy Award, the Mary and George Wilkins Memorial Cello Scholarship at Carnegie Mellon University and the Max Pirani Prize, Wolf Wolfinsohn String Quartet Prize and Bache Fund at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. Ryan Louie has attended music festivals such as the Caroga Lake Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Cello Akademie Rütesheim, Amsterdam Cello Biënnale, Meadowmount School of Music, Great Mountain Music Festival, New Conservatory of Dallas Music in the Mountains, the New York University String Quartet Program and Eastern Music Festival. In 2014, Ryan also had the opportunity to perform Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos with principal musicians of the Vienna Philharmonic, including concertmaster Rainer Küchl. Currently, he resides in Cleveland, OH where he performs with the Canton, Akron, and Toledo Symphony Orchestras. Ryan has completed degrees at Carnegie Mellon University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers included Mark Kosower, Dr. Melissa Kraut, Anne Martindale Williams and Marion Feldman. Ryan has also studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Royal Academy of Music in London.