James Czyzewski joined the St. Louis Symphony cello section in 2004. He is from Fairbanks, Alaska, where his primary cello teachers were Peggy Swartz and Bruno DiCecco. James received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Northwestern University in the spring of 2003, studying with Hans Jorgan-Jensen. Following graduation, James served as Co-principal Cello with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. James is married to violinist Joo Kim.