Desiree Abbey

Last updated: January 10, 2024

Canadian cellist Desiree Abbey performs regularly with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra as Principal Cellist, as an extra musician with the NAC Orchestra, and with various other ensembles in the National Capital Region. She has appeared as a soloist with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and National Repertory Orchestra. 

Desiree’s 2023–2024 season includes a premiere of a cello concerto written for her by Canadian-Jamaican composer Ted Runcie with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Jean-Marie Zeitouni. Fascinated with neuroscience and how the growing brain learns, Desiree is a dedicated teacher, maintaining a private home studio. 

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