Monica Scott [monica] has performed throughout the United States, in almost every European country, Argentina, Canada and South Korea, engaging audiences with her energetic, eloquent playing. After an artist residency at the Banff Centre (Canada) in 1994, Monica performed for four seasons with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa in Portugal, with whom she also appeared as concerto soloist. Since moving to the Bay Area in 1998, Monica has been actively promoting new music, as a member of the composer/improviser collective sfSoundGroup, and performing with Composers’ Inc., the Composers Alliance, and in numerous chamber music groups; she was the cellist of the award-winning San Francisco-based Del Sol String Quartet from 2001-2005. Monica is also a devoted teacher, serving on the faculties of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department, The Crowden School, in Berkeley, and College Preparatory School, in Oakland, and maintains an active private studio. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam.