Wyoming Arts Council


Cellist Beth Vanderborgh maintains a vigorous performing, teaching, and recording career, performing in venues from WY cattle barns to Carnegie Hall. She was top prizewinner of the Washington Society for Arts and Letters Cello Competition, as well as the Baltimore Chamber Awards. The Strad (London) praised her 2012 recording of the music of August Nölck as “Lyrical and technically accomplished…eloquent and persuasive”. Dr. Vanderborgh’s recent recordings include discs of the Chamber Music of Gwyneth Walker for the Centaur Label, and Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon (in collaboration with the Pulitzer prizewinning composer) for Albany. She is a founding member of the Stanislas Sextet, based in Nancy, France, with whom she has recorded Brahms and Dvorak sextets (RadioFrance). Closer to home, she actively contributes to the classical music scene, performing regularly with the Helios Trio, the Colorado Chamber Players, the Pro-Musica Chamber Orchestra, and she serves on the artist faculty of the Eastern Music Festival and as Principal Cellist of the Cheyenne Symphony. Vanderborgh holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland, where her teachers included Davis Soyer of the Guarneri Quartet, David Geber, Stephen Doane and Evelyn Elsing. She was honored to represent the State of Wyoming in the 2019 National Senior Olympics where she reached the podium, earning 5th place in both the 20k and 40k women’s cycling road races.