A Los Angeles native, Niall Taro Ferguson is a cellist, composer, and orchestrator. He is currently an active freelance musician, contributing in equal capacity to the worlds of concert and commercial music. He has studied with cellists Antonio Lysy, Lynn Harrell, Ben Hong, and Timothy Loo. Niall performs frequently on NBC’s The Voice, and in 2019 he performed with Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Niall has studied music composition with Mark Carlson, Ian Krouse, Bruce Broughton, and Kurt Rohde. Niall received his bachelor’s degree in 2017 from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, where he studied cello performance with Antonio Lysy, and music composition with Ian Krouse and Bruce Broughton.
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