Derek S. Barnes is a cellist with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Formerly, Mr.Barnes has appeared as soloist with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Symphony and the Indianapolis, Anderson and Muncie Symphony Orchestras.
He was previously a member of the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, the New York String Orchestra and the South Jersey Symphony.
Mr. Barnes has participated in the Tanglewood Fellowship program and the summer music festivals of the Taos School of Music, Encore School for Strings, and Congress of Strings.
A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, his teachers have included Orlando Cole, David Soyer, and William Stokking.