Alex Greenbaum

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Lecturer, Cello and Chamber Music
Hausmann Quartet, Cello



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Born in New York, cellist Alex Greenbaum enjoys a diverse and adventurous musical life as a performer, educator and arts leader. As cellist of the Hausmann Quartet he is a Lecturer and Artist-in-Residence at San Diego State University, where he teaches cello and chamber music. As a long-time member of The Knights he has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, from New York to Vienna, Ireland, Germany and the Canary Islands, and appeared at the festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Caramoor, Dresden, Ojai, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Salzburg and in recent seasons returned to Vienna’s Musikverein and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. He has recorded for Ancalagon, ARC, Bridge, Canary Classics, Cantaloupe, In a Circle, Koch, Mack Avenue Records, Naxos, Warner Classics and Sony records.

His varied interests have led to recordings for film, television and commercials, studies of early music, performances throughout Mexico and collaborations with dance companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Shen Wei Dance Arts, Pilobolus, Malashock Dance and the Mark Morris Dance Group. 

Locally, Alex is a founding member of San Diego Baroque, a mainstay on the Art of Élan series, a member of Bach Collegium San Diego and Co-Director of Chamber Music at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla. A dedicated advocate for new music, past associations include the Tarab Cello Ensemble and Hutchins East, performances with the FLUX Quartet, Newband, at Music at the Anthology (MATA) and as a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes and Tucson Symphony Orchestra. His teachers have included Steven Doane, Marcy Rosen, Ross Harbaugh, Joseph Elworthy and Andre Emelianoff. Alex plays a cello crafted in 2006 by Michele Ashley and a baroque cello labeled Claude Vuillaume, 1788.


  • BM - Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
  • MA - Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY