The cellist Yari Bond has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. She has been a featured artist on WNPR Performance Today and appeared frequently on WNYC and Vermont Public Radio. As founding member of the Carnegie Chamber Players she has held extensive residencies in Vermont and New Jersey and has been Artistic Director of the Carnegie Chamber Players Summer Festival. The Carnegie Chamber Players has been awarded the prestigious Chamber Music America Residency Grant and numerous grants from the Dodge Foundation. She is a founding member of the Thurnauer Chamber Music Society, currently in residence at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, New Jersey, and has been a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Mazerska Chamber Music Society in Stockholm, Sweden.
A noted performer of contemporary music, Yari Bond has given premières and recorded the music of many contemporary composers, and can be heard on the CRI, Opus One, Classic Masters and CBS Masterworks labels. She has performed in numerous ensembles in the New York area including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Philharmonia Virtuosi, American Symphony, Riverside Symphony, EOS and the Queens Chamber Band. She was Principal Cellist of the Basically Bach Festival in Anchorage, Alaska, for four seasons, winning critical acclaim, and has also participated in such Festivals as Yale at Norfolk, Aspen, New England Bach Festival and Yellow Barn Music Festival.
Yari Bond has designed and implemented educational programmes for people of all ages. She teaches cello at Columbia University, The Special Music School of America and the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. She holds degrees from the Juilliard School of Music where she was a student of Leonard Rose.