Ron Schecter plays cello for the flute choir in place of the traditional Bass flute, providing a rich and balanced sound to the ensemble. Ron’s primary teachers were Robert Gardner, principal cellist of the New York City Opera, and Frederick Zlotkin, principal cellist of the New York City Ballet. Ron performed for over thirty years in the New York City area, with organizations such as the Caecilian Chamber Orchestra, Trio Classico, the New Jersey State Opera, the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, and the Waterloo Festival Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Schwarz.
Ron’s versatility is reflected in his own arrangement and performance (with actor) of the poetry of T.S. Eliot to the music of J.S. Bach’s Suites for unaccompanied cello, his string quartet appearances as the opening act for the rock group “Meat Loaf” at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, and his appearances at such venues as New York City’s Hard Rock Cafe. His early music background includes jazz piano, accordion, and bass. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and New York University School of Law. Currently Ron is a member of the Maui Pops Orchestra, the Haleakala Chamber Orchestra, the Maui Chamber Ensemble, the Maui Chamber Orchestra, and actively freelances and teaches cello privately.