William Skeen


William Skeen, violoncello and viola da gamba, regularly performs with American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, El Mundo, and Galanterie. He also has appeared as solo cellist with the Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle baroque orchestras. William is frequently sought-after as a continuo cellist at major American opera houses such as Chicago Opera, Atlanta Opera and San Diego Opera.

A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Southern California, William has gone on to join the faculty at U.S.C. where he has taught baroque cello and viola da gamba since 2000. William has recorded for Koch, Delos, BIS, Hannsler, Sono Luminus, and Pandore records. He makes his home near San Francisco, where he enjoys spending quality time with his wife Ondine, and two children, Talia and Liam.