Cellist Tom Mirhady grew up in Vancouver and started playing cello at age nine in a school orchestra. Before coming to Calgary he attended the University of British Columbia and Musikhochschule Köln in Cologne, Germany and received a B.Mus. from McGill University and M.Mus. from New York’s Juilliard School.
Previously a member of the Edmonton Symphony, he also played with the Vancouver Symphony, and has been a member of the Calgary Philharmonic since 1979. He teaches cello at home, at Mount Royal University Conservatory and the Amici Strings program, teaching students from aged seven to 70. He enjoys playing chamber music and gardening at the Rosemont home he shares with his family.