Lee Duckles, formerly the Principal Cellist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, received his early training in the San Francisco Bay Area. An active soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in festivals in BC, Ontario, Alaska, Washington, California, Colorado, and South Korea. For the past 25 summers, he has been a regular performer at the Cabrillo Music Festival of Contemporary Music in California. In Vancouver, Mr. Duckles has enjoyed an association with the Vancouver Academy of Music, The University of British Columbia, the Vancouver New Music Society – (a founding director and performer), the Masterpiece Music Series, and The Vancouver Chamber Players. He has recorded for the CBC, both as a performer and arranger, the Musical Heritage Society of America, Heliodor, Polydor, and Skylark Records, He is currently the Co-Director of the Vancouver Chamber Players and President of the Vancouver Cello Club.