Marie-Volcy Pelletier, a native of Paris, is a Lecturer in Cello Performance at Smith College. By age twenty Ms Pelletier was a member of the Lyon Symphony Orchestra and went on to win a Fulbright Scholarship to study with Bernard Greenhouse, former cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio, at the New England Conservatory. She has been featured in chamber music and solo recitals on both sides of the Atlantic. Ms Pelletier has been the Acting Principal Cello of the Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona in Spain and the Bournemouth Sinfonietta in the UK as well as being a frequent performer with the London Symphony Orchestra. Ms Pelletier was on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the Laurentian String Quartet. She has performed as a founding member of the Concert Players String Trio in London, the Forster String Trio, and the Kinor String Quartet in New York. She is currently a member of the Sage Chamber Music Society.