Cello Handbook -- Phyllis Luckman Biography
Phyllis Luckman lives in Oakland, California.
She was a cellist with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra from 1981 to 1999,
a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa, Mexico, the Oakland Symphony,
the Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, and other regional orchestras. Ms. Luckman
has also been a private cello teacher for the past 35 years, and a teacher
of numerous group classes in music theory, history, musicianship and cello
technique. She is a member of the California Cello Club and the American
String Teacher's Association. She is also a composer of works for chamber
ensemble, including a Symphony for Massed Cellos (1977) and
a string quartet. Ms. Luckman, a graduate of the High School of Music and
Art in New York, received a B.A. in English from Hunter College, and an
M.A. in Music Composition from Mills College in Oakland, California. Her
cello teachers have included Willem Durieux, Margaret Rowell, Colin Hampton,
Bonnie Hampton and Michael Grebanier.