Lydia Parkington is pursuing the Master of Music degree in Cello at the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. She is principal cellist of the University Symphony Orchestra and a member of the graduate quartet at Setnor. She has performed with the Society for New Music and Symphoria as well as for the grand opening of the WCNY radio station in Syracuse. She has performed as a soloist with the Cape Cod Symphony and has toured extensively throughout the United States at celebrated venues such as the Bonnaroo Music Festival. In her travels Lydia has collaborated with esteemed non-classical musicians such as the Dropkick Murphys and Bruce Springsteen. This year she had the opportunity to work alongside and perform with the Kronos Quartet in collaboration with SU Arts Engage to recreate an Intonarumori, an instrument envisioned and invented by Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo. Lydia has performed in masterclasses with Pieter Wispelwey, the New Orford Quartet, the Attacca Quartet, and the Lark Quartet. She received her bachelor of music degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has studied with Astrid Schween, Harumi Rhodes, and Gregory Wood. Her favorite non-musical pastime is reading comic books and drinking coffee.