Beth Root Sandvoss

Beth Root Sandvoss

B. Mus., M.Mus.

Academy Artistic Facilitator - Cello
Distinguished Instructor - Cello


Cellist Beth Root Sandvoss is known for her intensely committed performances and interpretations. She has a notably varied career as a recitalist, chamber musician and pedagogue.  Beth lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta, and enjoys an active performance career in Canada and abroad. 

She has recorded for WERN Madison public radio, RTHK Radio Hong Kong, and CBC Radio. Beth has recorded ten commercial CDs and has premiered more than 125 new works for solo cello, cello/piano and chamber ensemble. 

Beth has an intense interest in new music and is a founding member of the acclaimed Juno nominated Land’s End Ensemble. Beth is also a member of the UCalgary String Quartet in residence at the University of Calgary. Nominated as Instrumental Group of the Year, the UCalgary String Quartet has completed live recordings of all the Beethoven String Quartets as well as the CD Far Behind I left My Country which features Klezmer and East European Folk Music.  Beth has the great pleasure and privilege to perform on an award - winning cello made by her husband, Luthier, Christopher Sandvoss.

Along with her performance career, Beth is a very dedicated pedagogue.   Her students have won numerous competitions in Canada and are regularly invited to summer festivals around the world.  Beth’s students have continued on as scholarship students to major universities and conservatories such as The Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, The Glenn Gould School and the Juilliard School.  She is a faculty member at Mount Royal University as well as the University of Calgary and spends her summers teaching and performing at music festivals throughout Canada and the United States.  

"The performance brought out its depth of passion....Beth Root Sandvoss has a beautiful sound, coupled with an excellent sense of harmony-" Gordon Rumson, Music and Vision.