Canadian cellist Oleksander Mycyk enjoys a multi-faceted career as a solo, chamber, and orchestral performer and teacher. He is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Northwestern University and is a Teaching Assistant to Professor Hans Jørgen Jensen. He recently completed the Certificate in Performance Program at Northwestern while a full-time member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and currently performs as a substitute cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously, Oleksander received a Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Solo Performance at McGill University studying with Matt Haimovitz. He has also performed in masterclasses around the world for cellists such as Janos Starker, Lynn Harrell, Laurence Lesser and Aldo Parisot. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Felix Galimir Award for Excellence in Chamber Music, and the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Award. A multiple laureate of solo and duo competitions, Oleksander has been a National Finalist in the Canadian Music Festival and a top prizewinner in the Canadian Music Competition. Recent performances highlights include the world premiere of Elizabeth Ogonek’s chamber work Water Cantos, led by Esa-Pekka Salonen during the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW concert series as well as being featured as soloist with the Canadian Chamber Choir on their 2017 US tour. International appearances have included performances with the Grammy nominated Uccello ensemble at the International Cello Congress in Israel.