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Dorothy Lawson is a Canadian-born cellist. She completed degrees at the University of Toronto, the Vienna Academy and earned MM and DMA degrees from The Juilliard School. Dorothy is an Artistic Director who composed, performed and recorded, nationally and internationally, for 25 years. She is a founding member of ETHEL, the widely acclaimed, GRAMMY®-winning New Music string quartet. Her achievements include, touring and recording with Kurt Elling, performing with Ron Carter as a regular member of his Nonet for 20 years, building three multimedia shows for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a ten-year, ongoing residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and an ongoing artist residency at Denison University, in Ohio. She teaches in the Preparatory Division of Mannes College at the New School in New York City.