Joel Becktell received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has been a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Cellist with the Austin Symphony, and cellist with the Moveable Feast and the Nichols Quartet. Joel is a founding member of the classical band REVEL, the Albuquerque-based Movable Sol concert series, and the early music concert series BWV. He has recorded for the Marquis Classics, Revel Records, Parma, and Blue Griffin labels. His most recent release is Bach Cello Suites, Volume 1, including complete performances of Suites 1-3 on both baroque and modern cellos.