Cello Biography and Audio Samples | Deborah Milan Brudvig


Deborah grew up in Pennsylvania, studied Cello Performance at the 

University of Michigan, received a B.Mus. in Cello Performance from 

Boston University and a M.Mus. in Cello Performance from the 

University of Maryland. Her teachers have included Peter Kucirko,

Samuel Mayes, George Neikrug and Evelyn Elsing. 

Recently retired from "serious professional performance” (not unlike 

the retired athlete!), she has served as principal cellist for the 

Washington Concert Opera as well as principal and section cellist for 

orchestras at the National Cathedral, Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap. 

Deborah has also performed at The Smithsonian, the 

Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection as well as Ford’s

Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre and National


A favorite venue has been Arena Stage where Deborah performed as 

a member of the Arena Stage pit orchestra for 17 productions over 25 


Deborah is currently an Adjunct Music Instructor at the Northern 

Virginia Community College (Alexandria, VA campus), a member of 

the cello faculty at the Washington Conservatory of Music (Bethesda, 

MD) and private instructor in Alexandria, VA.



Etude #1, 40 Etudes

Etude #2, 40 Etudes

Etude #3, 40 Etudes

Etude #4, 40 Etudes

Etude #5, 40 Etudes

Pie Jesu, Durufle Requiem             

(This was a highpoint performance. Glad I could save a snippet. D.M.B.)

Deborah Brudvig, solo cello

Shelley Waite, alto

Donald McCullough, conductor

Kennedy Center Concert Hall


Another Time, Another Place

Listen to excerpts of chanteuse Sally Martin, joined by music director, 

arranger and pianist James Fitzpatrick and cellist Deborah Milan 

Brudvig. Also available on Spotify.

How Do We Keep the Music Playing?

Hear the wonderful Beverly Cosham, with Ron Chiles (piano), George 

Hummel (winds and arranger) and Deborah Milan Brudvig (cello) at 

CD Baby.

Beverly Cosham Sings Yip Harbur

Once more, hear Beverly with George Hummel as arranger. 


The Light in the Piazza, Arena Stage

My Fair Lady, Arena Stage

Oklahoma!, Arena Stage

Oklahoma! Highlights, Arena Stage

Chess, Signature Theatre

Shipoopi, The Music Man, Arena Stage

The Music Man, Trailer, Arena Stage

Fiddler on the Roof, Match Maker, Arena Stage

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