Roberta Bottelli has been the third chair cellist in the Spokane Symphony since 2006. She teaches cello and chamber music at Whitworth University, cello and music theory at Holy Names Music Center, and conducts the Spokane Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist, Roberta has performed with orchestras across the northwest, including the Lake Chelan Bach Fest orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Mid-Columbia Symphony. Roberta was the principal cellist of the Lake Chelan Bach Fest orchestra and the Mid-Columbia Symphony and has performed with Vancouver New Music and Victoria's Aventa ensemble.
Roberta enjoys collaborating as a chamber musician; she is currently the cellist for the Riverside String Trio and she was the founding cellist of Trio sTREga and the Cerberus Trio. In addition to teaching and performing, Roberta recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.