Cellist Titilayo Ayangade, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, is a dedicated chamber musician, multifaceted artist and purveyor of music. Titilayo holds a Bachelors of Music from CCM where she studied with Ilya Finkelshteyn, and continued her studies at the Chicago College of Performing Arts as Resident String Quartet with the Yas Quartet. While living in Chicago she maintained an active orchestral and chamber music performance schedule as a member of The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Yas Quartet. Titilayo played at the Classical Music day at the White House in 2009 and appeared as a guest artist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as a member of the Nouveau Chamber Players.
As an avid chamber musician Titilayo has worked with the Ying Quartet, Tokyo Quartet, Harlem Quartet, Takács Quartet, Catalyst Quartet, members of the Juilliard Quartet, and the Vogler String Quartet. As a member of the Yas Quartet, Titilayo was a semi-finalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2016 and a prize winner at the Schoenfeld International String Competition also in 2016. She has participated in many new music performances and studied several compositions with the Momenta Quartet at the Accent Music Festival in 2012. Titilayo has attended Bowdoin International Music Festival, Sphinx Performance Academy at the Walnut Hill School, Meadowmount Summer Music Festival, International Festival de Inverno Campos do Jordao, Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute (NOI), and Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Beyond the concert stage, Titilayo has made several appearances on Fox's hit TV show Empire and also enjoys her work as a professional photographer.
Lakes Area Music Festival
715 Laurel Street
Brainerd MN 56401
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