Mitch Lyon

An accomplished chamber musician, Mitch specializes in ensemble collaborations that run the
gamut from classical piano trios, to crossover string quartets, to jazz combos, to dance and theater
collaborations. His crossover trio project, Empire Wild, recently released their debut EP, Paper Seasons,
featuring original music and songs for cellos, voice and piano. The coming season will see performances
throughout the east coast with his cello and piano duo, the Lyon-Sasaki duo, performing ‘Landscapes’, a
program exploring the power of nature and the threat of climate change. A firm believer in the importance
of arts outreach, Mr. Lyon works as a Teaching Artist with the New York Philharmonic. He holds a
Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Bonnie Hampton and
completed his Master of Music Degree at Juilliard under the tutelage of Timothy Eddy.