Abigail Lorimier is an American cellist in her final year of studies at the Royal College of Music with professor Helene Dautry.
At RCM, Abigail is a member of the Symphony, Philharmonic, and Opera Orchestras. She also plays in several chamber music ensembles including the Rocca Quartet, which was the quartet-in-residence at the 2019 Thinking Musician Festival in Popiglio, Italy, and the Eumelia Piano Trio, which aims to promote piano trios by women composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Abigail was a member of the 2013 NAfME US National Honors Orchestra, the 2014 BU Tanglewood Institute, and the 2016 Orchestra of the Americas, to which she was the youngest member admitted for their Baltic and Nordic European tour. Abigail has additionally been a string fellow with the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute in Washington DC for two summers and was a member of the 2019 Irish Chamber Orchestra Academy.
Passionate about music education, Abigail has certification in the ABRSM and Suzuki methods and works as a cello tutor with the Tri-Borough Music Hub, where she teaches individual lessons and co-leads the Youth Folk Ensemble. She also has experience as a youth orchestra mentor and creative workshop leader with the RCM Sparks Community Programme.
In September, Abigail is excited to begin postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music with professor Benjamin Hughes