NYU faculty member Eileen Moon joined the cello section of the New York Philharmonic in 1998, and was named Associate Principal Cello. She holds the The Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Guenther Chair.
Previously, she had performed with the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic. A native of northern California, she began her studies with Irene Sharp at the San Francisco Conservatory, and subsequently received a bachelor of music degree from The Juilliard School and a performance diploma from the Hochshule für Musik in Vienna, Austria.
Ms. Moon won fourth prize at the Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition in Moscow in 1994, and second prize at the Geneva International Cello Competition in 1991, which resulted in performances with l’Ensemble Instrumental de Grenoble as well as a radio recording with l’Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. She has performed chamber music in numerous venues in New York City, and appears frequently with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall.