Kelley Maulbetsch is an active freelance performer and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is assistant principal cello of the Sarasota Opera Festival (Sarasota, Fla.) as well as member of the Marin, Santa Rosa, Fresno, Monterey, and Modesto Symphonies. Kelley played in the San Francisco production of Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, and South Pacific and has shared the stage with Josh Groban, Harry Connick, Jr., Hugh Jackman, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, and Kristin Chenowith. She has participated in music festivals including Tanglewood, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. An experienced string ensemble coach, Kelley is also a certified Suzuki instructor and has taught at the Nueva School (Hillsborough, Calif.) and the Community School of Music and Arts (Mountain View, Calif.). Kelley grew up in the Bay Area studying with Irene Sharp, and went on to receive her B.M. in Cello Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Richard Aaron. Kelley joined the quartet in March 2012.