Esther Rogers began to study the cello at age six, and like most string students started with the Suzuki method. As a teenager Esther’s passion for cello led her to study with world renown teachers such as Polly Hunsberger from the Rochester Philharmonic and Pamela Frame from the Eastman School of Music.
After completing degrees in Cello Performance at the Hart School of Music (Bachelors) and Chamber Music Performance at San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Masters), Rogers moved to London where she studied Collaborative Leadership at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During her time in London, Esther immersed herself in the vibrant Collaborative Arts community, performing numerous collaborative works including directing her own project “Death of (An) Artist.”
Esther has worked and performed alongside world-class musicians including the Miami String Quartet, Laura Bossert, Scott Kluksdahl, Jodi Levitz, Jean-Michele Fonteneau, Manahem Pressler and Axel Strauss. Rogers has co-facilitated numerous master classes with Laurence Dutton, Pamela Frank, Bonnie Hampton, Ani Kavafian, Arnold Steinhardt, the Lionsgate Trio, Lee trio, Ives Quartet, and the Ying Quartet.
As a cellist, Esther plays experimental and contemporary music, has a passion for Bach and traditional chamber music, and enjoys improvising with musicians and artists from different backgrounds and genres. In addition, Esther is an innovative leader who asks questions about process, intent and progress, and collaborates with artists in different genres including dance, theatre, visual arts, and writing. She is truly an artist and that is evident in every part of her being!