Estonian-American cellist Brendan Tarm (1999) began his studies at the Music Institute of Chicago at a young age. He attended the University of Michigan in the United States under a Presidential Scholarship Award, and upon graduation, joined the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. He also enjoys a versatile solo and chamber music career performing in international venues. His principal teachers have been Richard Aaron, Hans Jørgen Jensen, and Gilda Barston.
Brendan has participated in masterclasses with distinguished musicians and pedagogues, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Robert DeMaine, David Ying, and Amir Eldan. He has taken part in storied music festivals around the world, including the Bowdoin Music Festival, Accademia Chigiana, and Aspen Music Festival as a New Horizons Fellow, among others.