Elliott Cheney holds Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in cello performance from the University of Texas, where he studied with Phyllis Young. He has been the Principal Cellist of the National Symphony of Costa Rica, and The Savannah Symphony, and has been on the faculties of the University of Costa Rica, Southwestern University, Armstrong College, and the University of Tennessee. He currently is a faculty member in the Music School at University of Utah.
Cheney is active as a solo cellist, and has recently performed concertos by Saint-Saens, Dvorak, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi, as well as the Brahms Double Concerto and the Beethoven Triple Concerto. He also gives frequent recitals, and has performed numerous recitals throughout the United States and Canada, as well Brazil, Austria and Spain.
Cheney is also in demand as a teacher and clinician, and has been a frequent guest as many music festivals and camps in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Spain.