Valerie Thompson (Cellist/Composer) is a Boston-based musician who has performed in the U.S and abroad as a cultural ambassador for American Music Abroad (U.S. State Department), in rock bands, string quartets, and chamber folk ensembles. A cellist versed in multiple genres, Valerie currently tours with the indie-folk-pop band, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards and is a founding member of the MIDI-Marimba and cello duo, Goli.
When not on tour she is on faculty at Brookline Music School and maintains a private studio in Cambridge, MA. She has been on faculty at the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, (Boulder Creek, CA); Miles of Music Camp (Lake Winnipesaukee, NH); CCE Music and Dance Week (Bethesda, MD); CelloChan Woods (Ann Arbor, MI); and Illinois Wesleyan Cello Camp (Bloomington, IL).
B.M., Performance, Berklee College of Music; M.M., Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory of Music