IAN GOTTLIEB is a composer and cellist whose music grapples with nostalgia, psychedelia, eclecticism, and spirituality. His music has been performed by various ensembles and artists, notably Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble dal Niente, Sandbox Percussion, Triple Helix, Hilary Summers, and Antico Moderno. Recent commissions include works for Contemporaneous and cellist Rhonda Rider. Gottlieb is an avid performer of new music and has also performed with numerous pop artists, including tours with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Air Traffic Controller at major venues such as the House of Blues (Los Angeles), the Coliseum (Hampton, VA), Mohegan Sun (CT), and the Verizon Arena (NH). A Los Angeles native, he holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and Boston University. He is a current Fulbright Fellowship grantee in Brazil.