Robert Vos has been a winner in several solo competitions, including first prize in the Mu Phi Epsilon National String Juries and prizes from the American String Teacher's Association Competition (Collegiate Division). He has also performed in a number of important summer festivals, including as recipient of the Gabor Rejto cello fellowship at the Music Academy of the West, Yale's Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. From 1995-98, he was a member of the New World Symphony where he toured extensively and recorded for the Argo Decca and BMG labels. Since returning to Southern California, he has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the region, including the Classics Become Eclectic series in Pasadena, and on the Sundays Live program on KUSC F.M. He received his cello training at University of Southern California where he studied with Eleonore Schoenfeld. He is a committed teacher, with extensive training in Suzuki pedagogue, and he has a small studio of private students. Outside of life at the cello, he enjoys hiking and nature photography.