Mary Lou Rylands

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Founder and Director  - University of Connecticut

Cello Professor  - University of Connecticut



Member  - University of Connecticut

Founding Member  - Players

Member  - New England String Quartet

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Thanks to Mary Lou Rylands, professor of cello at the university, we enjoyed six wonderful years there.

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I found out that Mary Lou Rylands, the cello professor at the University of Connecticut, is an avid user of my Oxford cello etude books!
I gave her, and several other cellists, who are leaders in the new directions cello movement, copies of my Three Concert Etudes.

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Mary Lou RylandsMary Lou Rylands is Associate Professor of Cello Performance and Chamber Music at the University of Connecticut.Always active in chamber music, Ms. Rylands has performed with the Sea Cliff Chamber Players, the Essex Chamber Players and the Baroque Companions of Hartford.She is a former member of the New England String Quartet and the UConn Chamber Players.As a champion of new music, she has premiered works by numerous composers including Gwyneth Walker, Robert Dix, Walter Ihrke, Eric Neilsen, Thomas Reed, Dennis Kitts and Elizabeth Scheidel Austin.She can be heard on CDs produced by North Star Records and the University of Connecticut.Ms. Rylands has been a featured soloist with the Willimantic Orchestra and the Coast Guard Chamber Players in the concerti of Kabalevsky and Ibert.She is founder and Director of the UConn Cello Society which has grown to more than eighty members since its beginnings in 1992.

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