Cellist Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes is an active soloist, chamber musician and teacher having performed and taught in Europe, South America, Asia, and in every region of the US. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School where he studied with Orlando Cole and Harvey Shapiro.

In 2009, Mr. Lastrapes gave his New York Debut at Merkin Hall to critical acclaim. He is currently Professor of Cello at Texas Tech University and has been on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp since 1996.