Cello Biography and Audio Samples | Deborah Milan Brudvig


Deborah grew up in Pennsylvania, studied Cello Performance at the 

University of Michigan, received a B.Mus. in Cello Performance from 

Boston University and a M.Mus. in Cello Performance from the 

University of Maryland. Her teachers have included Peter Kucirko,

Samuel Mayes, George Neikrug and Evelyn Elsing. 

Recently “mostly” retired from professional performance, she has

served as principal cellist for the Washington Concert Opera as well as

principal and section cellist for orchestras at the National Cathedral,

Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap. 

Deborah has also performed in chamber concerts at The Smithsonian, 

the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection as well as in pit 

orchestra in Ford’s Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre 

and National Theatre.

Arena Stage (where Deborah performed as a member of the pit 

orchestra for 17 productions over 25 years) will always be, as SM Sue  

has always said, home.                                                                       

Deborah is currently an Adjunct Music Instructor at the Northern 

Virginia Community College (Alexandria, VA campus), a member of 

the cello faculty at the Washington Conservatory of Music (Bethesda, 

MD) and private instructor in Alexandria, VA. 

In addition she sells her art on online and is busily staying after her 

new art creative efforts as well as yoga, swimming, and tending to 

cats. See the What’s New page for updates!



Etude #1, 40 Etudes

Etude #2, 40 Etudes

Etude #3, 40 Etudes

Etude #4, 40 Etudes

Etude #5, 40 Etudes

Pie Jesu, Durufle Requiem             

(This was a highpoint performance. Glad I could save a snippet. D.M.B.)

Deborah Brudvig, solo cello

Shelley Waite, alto

Donald McCullough, conductor

Kennedy Center Concert Hall


Another Time, Another Place

Listen to excerpts of chanteuse Sally Martin, joined by music director, 

arranger and pianist James Fitzpatrick and cellist Deborah Milan 

Brudvig. Also available on Spotify.

How Do We Keep the Music Playing?

Hear the wonderful Beverly Cosham, with Ron Chiles (piano), George 

Hummel (winds and arranger) and Deborah Milan Brudvig (cello) at 

CD Baby.

Beverly Cosham Sings Yip Harbur

Once more, hear Beverly with George Hummel as arranger. 


The Light in the Piazza, Arena Stage

My Fair Lady, Arena Stage

Oklahoma!, Arena Stage

Oklahoma! Highlights, Arena Stage

Chess, Signature Theatre

Shipoopi, The Music Man, Arena Stage

The Music Man, Trailer, Arena Stage

Fiddler on the Roof, Match Maker, Arena Stage

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