Denielle Wilson is a musician and educator from Lithonia, Georgia.

She is currently playing her first season as a cellist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Denielle spent five years in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program studying with Joel Dallow. Her undergraduate degree in music education and cello performance was completed at Northwestern University. While at NU, she played in the school’s Symphony Orchestra and the NU Cello Ensemble, as well as participated in chamber music groups coached by the Dover Quartet. She has played in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and recently completed her master’s degree through a fellowship with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. After winning first prize in the Strings and Harp division of the Sphinx Orchestral Partners Auditions (SOPA) Excerpt Competition in 2021, she played with the Charlotte Symphony as an acting section musician for one season.

Her summer musical experiences include the Interlochen Arts Camp, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Franklin Pond Chamber Music, Meadowmount School of Music, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Grant Park Music Festival. Some of her musical mentors include Alan Rafferty, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Robert deMaine, Melissa Kraut, Wei Yu, Abraham Feder, and Nan Kimberling. She has taught privately in the metropolitan Atlanta and Chicago areas, and has been a string orchestra teacher and sectionals coach at elementary, middle, and high schools in Evanston and Skokie, Illinois.

Denielle and her two siblings, Dana and Cliff Jr., form the Wilson Trio, a piano trio that has presented free community concerts throughout the years since 2007. Ms. Wilson’s interest in music education has kept her active in music ministries at her local church, and she hopes to continue reaching young people with educational performance experiences and affordable music lessons.

Denielle plays a cello made in 2020 by Mauricio Aguiar.