Cellist Marguerite Salajko joined the Tucson Symphony in 2022. A Tucson native, she began her career performing with orchestras in the Tucson and Phoenix valleys including the West Valley Symphony and as acting principal cellist of the Symphony of the Southwest. Shortly after, Ms. Salajko continued her freelancing career in Boston and throughout New England. Since returning to Tucson, Ms. Salajko formed a teaching studio where she accompanies beginning students on the piano. Along with the Tucson Symphony, Ms. Salajko can currently be seen performing with various other ensembles including the Arizona Opera, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, and the Tucson Pops Orchestra.
An active chamber musician, Ms. Salajko performs in a variety of ensembles ranging from baroque to contemporary. She has performed in venues across the US and Europe, including the Lincoln Center, and collaborations with the Phoenix Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her interest in collaborative arts has led to performances alongside dancers, spoken word poetry, and visual arts. Ms. Salajko studied in residencies with the Juilliard String Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Brentano String Quartet, and Tokyo String Quartet.
Ms. Salajko holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Arizona State University, studying under Thomas Landschoot, and a Master of Music degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee studying under Andrew Mark where she was a member of the Honors String Quartet.