Arnie Tanimoto is equally at home playing various members of the viola da gamba family, as well as both modern and baroque cello. He was the first-ever viola da gamba major at The Juilliard School, where he soloed on both viola da gamba and baroque cello. Arnie has performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Parthenia. He has participated in classes and coachings with notable artists, such as William Christie, Anner Bylsma, Richard Egarr, and Christopher Hogwood. He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.), the Eastman School of Music (M.M), and The Juilliard School (M.M).