Crispin Campbell

Principal Cello

Crispin Campbell is an instructor of cello and chamber music at Interlochen Arts Academy and also cello faculty at the Interlochen Cello Institute. He was also founder and Artistic Director of the Manitou Musical Festival in Leelanau County from 1991 to 2004.

Crispin’s musical interests are wide, ranging from the classical cello repertoire to varying styles of improvisation, including jazz, blues, Celtic, and Latin American music. His collaborative performances have involved chamber music with his colleagues at Interlochen, as well as members of the Juilliard, Fine Arts and Stradivari Quartets, the Raphael Trio, and members of the Chicago and Detroit Symphonies. His improvisational playing with cellist Eugene Friesen, the Neptune Quartet and vocalists Janice Keegan and Claudia Schmidt involves appearances at music festivals and concert venues both nationwide and internationally.


Ensembles available for hire: the Interlochen String Quartet (classical) and the Crispin Campbell Quartet (jazz) Contact: