Rowena Hammill is Associate Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Vashon Island, Washington, where she is the director of Vashon Chamber Music and the Vashon Island Cello Camp.

A graduate of the Indiana University School of Music, she was teaching assistant to Janos Starker before being appointed Professor of Cello at the University of Northern Iowa and later at California State Northridge.

She has played with the Girsky String Quartet since 2012 and has enjoyed curating the Beethoven Quartet project on Vashon Island and the Club Shostakovich concerts in the Seattle area.