Cellist Daire FitzGerald was born in Ireland and educated in England and Switzerland under the guidance of Yehudi Menuhin and Mstislav Rostropovich, before enrolling at New York’s Juilliard School. While a student in New York, she was the first recipient of the Martin E. Segal award, which was presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Ms. FitzGerald has toured throughout Europe, Asia, and North America as a soloist and chamber musician. As a soloist, she has worked with all major Irish orchestras, Warsaw Sinfonia, Halle Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Central Beijing Orchestra of China. Ms. FitzGerald’s chamber music collaborators include Yehudi Menuhin, Andrè Previn, Vladimir Feltsman, Gerald Ranck, John Browning, and Lukas Foss. Ms. FitzGerald is a member of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and has performed with many other chamber music institutions in New York, including Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, New Jersey Chamber Music Society and Barge Music. She has appeared as chamber musician as part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series and with Orchestra of St. Luke’s in PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center. She has performed in numerous chamber music broadcasts on public television all across the United States. Ms. FitzGerald is a co-founder of the Strathmere Ensemble and is Music Director of the Bridge Theatre Company in Washington Heights. Ms. FitzGerald has recorded for Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca London, Music Masters, CRI, and Nonesuch, among others.