Dr. Tido Janssen
Cellist Tido Janssen has served on the faculty at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley since 2010 and is director of the annual UTRGV Cello Festival. Before joining the music faculty at UTRGV, Dr. Janssen was on the faculty of the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, and Assistant Professor of Cello at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. As a charter member of the University of Lethbridge faculty ensemble Trio Amaranth, he has performed extensively throughout western Canada. In Abilene, TX, he was Principal Cellist of the Abilene Philharmonic and Abilene Opera Orchestras, founder and director of the Abilene Summer Music Festival, and founding member of the Abilene Chamber Players. Dr. Janssen has performed repeatedly in Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Austria, Canada, and throughout the US. He has been a member of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra since 2000, and has recorded for Deutsche Welle, Public Radio, and Centaur Records.