Audrey Cook received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied cello performance with Brent Wissick and completed a second major in Mathematical Decision Sciences. At UNC, Audrey was a member of the UNC Symphony Orchestra and served as principal cellist during her final year. In December 2012, she won the university’s annual concerto competition and performed as a soloist with the orchestra. Before UNC, Audrey attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and was a member of the Carolina Youth Symphony, serving as their principal cellist from 2005 until 2009. She was selected as the winner of the 2007 CYS Concerto Competition, the 2008 Crouch Award for Most Outstanding Underclassman Musician, and the 2009 Chesebro Award for Most Outstanding Senior Musician. Audrey now lives in Raleigh, NC and works as a Senior Web Analytics Data Consultant at a Google-partnered internet marketing agency. In January 2014, she founded the MARS String Quartet with former colleagues from the UNCSO and UNC Baroque Ensemble. In her spare time, Audrey is a freelance musician and member of the Fayetteville and Raleigh Symphony Orchestras. She frequently performs with local musician booking services and musical theater pit orchestras, and enjoys collaborating with local composers on new music projects.