A native of Ohio, cellist Keira Fullerton began her musical training at age three. After moving to Toronto in 1991, she continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Young Artist Performance Academy. As winner of the 1999 Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra concerto competition, she appeared as guest soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2000. Keira received her bachelor's degree in 2003 from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University as a student of Desmond Hoebig and in 2005 completed her Master of Music with Stephen Geber at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has attended many summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival and School, and Spoleto U.S.A. An avid chamber musician, Keira has performed in several chamber music series, including the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society and Groundswell, a new music series. Before moving to Fort Worth to join the cello section as assistant principal, Keira was the assistant principal cellist of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for three seasons.