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Alyssa Wright

Passionately creative and creatively passionate, Alyssa Wright is a Canadian cellist, vocalist, songwriter, composer, educator, writer, activist, advocate, and occasional rant-er. She is currently based in Barrie, Ontario.

"That sound just grabbed me... She's a virtuoso!"
- [Victor Wooten, bassist, composer, author and educator]

"That voice! And soul."
- [Eric Bibb, acoustic blues singer-songwriter]

In addition to her solo performance, Alyssa is also busy with cello and vocal studio and session work. She has played festivals and venues from Cape Breton to Vancouver Island, including Massey Hall, Hugh's Room, The Carleton, Harbourfront Centre and Molson Amphitheatre, and has appeared on well over fifty commercial recordings (she admits to having lost count some time ago).

Most recently, she added "actor" and "playwright" to her resume, with her new one-woman (and musical friends) show "Music For The Changing Voice: my grandfather's cello, and all the tiny pieces", which received its professional premiere as part of Talk Is Free Theatre's 2018-19 season.

Other recent highlights include performing with Grammy Award-winning bassist Victor Wooten, and performing a co-written song with multi-award-winning acoustic blues singer-songwriter Eric Bibb. (Yes, she can die now – but hopefully she won't, and there will be many more highlights to come!)