WILLIAM SKEEN (violoncello) regularly performs with American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque in the Bay Area, and Musica Angelica in Los Angeles. He also has appeared as solo cellist with the Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle baroque orchestras. Mr. Skeen is a notable and frequent continuo ‘cellist at major American opera houses such as Chicago Opera and San Diego Opera. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Southern California, Skeen has gone on to join the faculty at USC. where he has taught baroque cello and viola da gamba since 2000. In addition, he performs with the New Esterhàzy Quartet, El Mundo, Galanterie, and La Monica, which he co-founded in 1999. William is associate principal 'cellist of the Stockton Symphony and was, for seven seasons, a member of the Carmel Bach Festival orchestra. He has recorded for Koch, Delos, BIS, Hannsler, Sono Luminus, and Pandore records. Mr. Skeen makes his home in the Berkeley Hills with his wife Ondine, and two children, Talia and Liam.