Mosa Tsay, cello
Mosa Tsay is a contemporary-minded cellist and concert experience designer. A recipient of the Fulbright grant, she is currently based in Paris, studying with Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen. In New York City, Mosa performs with Wavefield Ensemble and has premiered more than 30 works with International Contemporary Ensemble, AXIOM, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Eco Ensemble. Mosa is an alumna of Doublestop Foundation and performed as an ambassador of the foundation after winning its Instrument Loan Competition in 2014. She was featured as a soloist with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, as winner of its Concerto Competition in 2012 and 2015. Other notable performances include the Juilliard and Sibelius Academy tour to Helsinki and Stockholm with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mendelssohn Octet with Danish String Quartet, and pop-up concerts in unconventional spaces (e.g., chocolate factory, sculpture studio, coworking offices).
Besides performing, she is the U.S. co-director of Versoi Ensemble ("cultural diplomacy through chamber music") and currently leads the soft launch of Groupmuse in Paris and London. She has contributed to Marlboro Music Festival, American Composers Orchestra, and ICE in administrative roles.
Mosa received her Master of Music from The Juilliard School. She holds bachelor's degrees in Music and in Society and Environment from University of California, Berkeley.