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Della Grigsby began her musical studies at age 5 playing piano and at age 9 she began to play the cello. 

 Della studied with renowned classical teachers.  She was a student of  Johanna deKeyser, a Tchaikovsky Competition Winner,  and Gabor Rejto, a protégé of Pablo Casals. 

She has played in the following symphonies: 

     - Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
- Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra
- Clear Lake Symphony
- Symphonica de Loja (Ecuador National Symphony)
- Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

In addition, she taught a Masters Class at the Festival Internacional de Musica, Loja, Ecuador. 

 

 

 

Della Grigsby has always been fascinated by rhythm.  Throughout her classical career she was trying out other genres on the side……

Rock & Roll – in LA she played in Wendall Nightfall and first electrified her cello

Jazz – in Boston she studied at the Berklee School of Music and played in the Dues Band

Country & Western – in Houston she added C&W tunes to her repertoire

New Age Music – in Boston she collaborated with composers and musicians and played a concert in the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Celtic Music – in Houston she played with the Astronaut Band, Astronique, and performed at the International Celtic Music Festival, Lorient, France

Latin – while playing in the Symphonica de Loja she performed traditional salsa/Latin music