Braden McConnell


Braden McConnell is a cellist in Montreal. He studied with Amir Eldan at the Oberlin Conservatory, Susan Moses at the Indiana University String Academy, and Richard Aaron at the University of Michigan before attending McGill University to study with Brian Manker. Braden toured Brazil and Argentina with the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi and performed at Carnegie Hall with Gilles Apap.

As a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, he performed two more times in Carnegie Hall with Leon Fleisher. Braden earned first prize at the David Popper International Cello Competition in Várpalota, Hungary. He has also won first prizes in the McGill Concerto Competition, the Sigma Alpha Iota Competition and the Cleveland Cello Society Competition.

A National Merit Scholar, Braden received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, triple-majoring in Cello, Mathematics, and Economics and a Master of Music from McGill University.

Braden McConnell attends the 2021 TSM Academy courtesy of the Judith Humphrey & Marc Egnal Fellowship.