Cellist Jared Blajian has performed as soloist as well as a chamber and orchestral musician on some of the most prominent stages in the world including Carnegie Hall and Severance Hall in Cleveland. He is committed to engaging audiences, communicating passion and joy, and to changing lives through music. Blajian has taught at the Pascale Music Institute in Pasadena, CA and in community engagement through the Cleveland Institute and the Perlman Music Program. A dedicated chamber musician, Blajian has studied with the Cavani Quartet at the Intensive String Quartet Seminar at the Cleveland Institute of Music, participated in the Advanced Piano Trio program, led by cellist, Sharon Robinson, and was a participant in festivals including Music@Menlo, the International Musician’s Seminar at Prussia Cove, the Perlman Music Program, and the Heifetz Institute’s Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum Chamber Music Seminar. Blajian currently teaches at the Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, New Jersey and has previously taught at the Pascale Music Institute in Pasadena, California. In addition, he has led and participated in community engagement activities through the Cleveland Institute and the Perlman Music Program. Blajian received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Dr. Melissa Kraut and received his Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California as a student of cellist Ralph Kirshbaum.