Benjamin Wyatt is the cellist of the Avanti Ensemble and teaches at the Renaissance Music Academy in Blacksburg, Virginia. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and has collaborated with leading artists, including members of the Guarneri, Vermeer, Pacifica, Vanbrugh, Brentano, Ridge, Meliora, Mendelssohn, Amernet, Chicago, Rolston, and Dover String Quartets. As a Baroque cellist, he has played with ensembles including Musica Angelica, The American Classical Orchestra, and Three Notch’d Road. After undergraduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Southern California where he was honored as the Outstanding Doctoral Graduate; he studied the Suzuki Method in New York at the School for Strings with Pamela Devenport and has taught at Institutes and workshops around the country. His students have been accepted to prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School, The Cleveland Institute of Music, The New England Conservatory, and Rice University.