Biography

Cello

Principal, Philip S. Boone Chair

RAINER EUDEIKIS joins the San Francisco Symphony as Principal Cello with the 2022–23 season. He was previously principal cello of the Atlanta Symphony and Utah Symphony, as well as for the Mainly Mozart Festival and Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

Recent performances include Dmitri Shostakovich’s and Franz Joseph Haydn’s concertos with the Atlanta Symphony, Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto and Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote with the Utah Symphony, and numerous solo, recital, and chamber music performances across the US and abroad.

Born in Texas, Mr. Eudeikis began cello studies at the age of six. Following studies in Colorado with Jurgen de Lemos, he attended the University of Michigan as a student of Richard Aaron, completing his Bachelor of Music in three years with highest honors. He received his Master of Music from Indiana University, where he studied with Eric Kim, and subsequently completed his Artist Diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley. He has been invited to serve as artist-faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and Brevard Music Center, and is a dedicated teacher and coach.