Kevin Shumway


Kevin Shumway was born in Neptune, New Jersey, in 1969. His family moved to Holladay, Utah when he was 5. He started cello at his elementary school at age 9 and began private lessons at age 11. As a teenager, he studied with Stephen Emerson, Assistant Principal Cellist of the Utah Symphony. Kevin attended Northwestern University from 1987 to 1992, studying cello performance with Hans Jensen. In his senior year he won the School of Music Concerto Competition. At the National Repertory Orchestra's 1992 summer festival he was soloist with Joseph Silverstein, violinist and conductor. His final year of conservatory training took place at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Stephen Geber, Principal Cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra. Kevin joined the Utah Symphony cello section in 1994. He is married to violinist Emily Day-Shumway.