Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida, cello, completed her musical studies at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Frankfurt, Germany, under the tutelage of Professor Susanne Mueller-Hornbach and has undertaken additional studies with Gerhard Mantel, Siegfried Palm, Hubert Buchberger, Ulrich Voss, Menachem Pressler (Beaux Arts Trio), and Edna Golandsky.
Before moving to Northeastern Pennsylvania, she taught at Justus-Liebig- University, Giessen, and headed the string department for the Buseck Music School while performing regularly both as soloist and chamber musician throughout Germany.
Currently a member of Marywood University’s string faculty, Ms. Appenheimer-Vaida teaches applied cello, chamber music and cello methods, as well as all levels of cello instruction in Marywood’s award winning String Project. She also serves on the faculty of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, Pennsylvania, where she teaches string ensemble, orchestra, chamber music, music theory and music appreciation, while maintaining a private cello studio. Ms. Appenheimer-Vaida is an active free-lance performer with various chamber ensembles and orchestras in the region.