Joshua Halpern, cello, is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where his teachers included Carter Brey, Peter Wiley, and Desmond Hoebig. Halpern is a founding member of the Rodin Trio and has collaborated with artists including Itzhak Perlman, Jonathan Biss, Roberto Diaz, Viviane Hagner, and Kim Kashkashian. With Curtis On Tour, he has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He served as principal cello of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra throughout the 2016-2017 season and as guest principal cello with the Rotterdam Philharmonic in the 2018-2019 season. He has participated in music festivals including the Ravinia Steans Institute, the Perlman Chamber Workshop, the Taos School of Music, La Jolla SummerFest, and Krzyzowa Music. As a teacher, he has presented master classes throughout the United States and South America and has taught at Curtis Summerfest and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. He is a Music For Food Artist.