John Marshall – Cello

John Marshall has been the Principal Cellist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra since 1994. He holds a joint teaching position at Eastern Washington University, where he is Director of Orchestra and Professor of Cello.  Marshall is also the conductor of the Strings Orchestra of the Spokane Youth Symphony.  He received degrees from Indiana, Yale, and Northwestern Universities, where he studied with Janos Starker, Aldo Parisot, and Hans Jensen. His doctoral dissertation focuses on music for two cellos and orchestra. During the summers, Marshall teaches at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan.

Along with his wife, Spokane Symphony Principal Bassoonist Lynne Feller-Marshall, Marshall has recorded three albums of music for cello and bassoon under their group name “Paradox”.  Paradox also recorded two innovative and fun videos featuring their arrangements of Take Five and Purple Haze.  Both videos are available on YouTube.  With their son James (also an SSO member), they now go by the name of “Paradox & Son”.

When not performing with the Spokane Symphony, teaching, or recording, Marshall enjoys time with his family in the great outdoors — either by biking, soaking in hot springs, or working on their mini farm.