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Dorothea Figueroa, Associate Principal Cello

German cellist Dorothea Figueroa has been Associate Principal Cellist of the Metropolitan Opera since February 2002. She gave her solo debut at the Gewandhaus with the Dvořák Concerto in 2000, and returned in 2004 to the sold out hall performing the Haydn D Concerto to critical acclaim. She gave concerts at Mendelssohn and Bach Houses in Leipzig, Mozarteum, Kaisersaal München, and Cité de la Musique in Paris. She joined Gewandhaus String Quartet for a German “castle tour,” and toured with a clarinet quintet founded at Juilliard. After winning Germany’s National Competition Jugend musiziert with her cello quartet they toured all Europe. She performed in the III. World Cello Congress, the Chamber Music Society NY and the Verbier Festival, where she has been on faculty since 2009, and a founding member in 2001. Other festival appearances include Schleswig-Holstein, Oberstdorf, Salzburg, Ljubljana, and Kronberg. Before receiving her Master´s from Juilliard in 2001 under H. Shapiro, she studied in Leipzig with M. Moosdorf and at CNS de Paris with P. Muller.