A native of Pittsburgh, Kathleen Melucci holds the Principal Cello position with the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh. Kathleen holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Mannes College of Music. Her major teachers include Bernard Greenhouse, Steven Doane, and Timothy Eddy.
In addition to her orchestral positions, Kathleen is an active freelancer, chamber musician, and educator. Kathleen is a member of the Artistic Staff at the Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestras (where she was a member at age 10), Youth Chamber Connection and maintains a thriving private cello studio. A committed Suzuki teacher, Kathleen has taught students ages 2 – 70 and believes passionately in the importance of music education for all.