Photo by Mike Lovett

Photo by Mike Lovett

"The cellist Joshua Gordon is a find: a precise and poetic artist" Andrew Porter, The New Yorker

Chamber musician

Solo cellist

Recording artist



I look forward to being reunited with the Lydian String Quartet with our new violist Mark Berger in September! We start out of town in New Marlborough MA at the Music & More series at the historic Meeting House on the Village Green in a program of works by Schubert, Shostakovich, Ravel, and the late Lee Hyla whose recent passing cut short the life and career of one of our country's leading musical thinkers. Our quartet has had a long association with Lee, and we will perform his 3rd Quartet in his memory both in New Marlborough and then at a memorial for Lee in Boston's Jordan Hall on September 25.

Our first Brandeis Lydian program on November 8 has been curated by Mark Berger to welcome him into our quartet, and will feature Haydn's "The Dream" quartet and two landmark works by two very different famous American composers, Phillip Glass (Quartet no. 5) and Elliott Carter (Quartet no. 1). I also look forward to my first season concert with the Worcester Chamber Music Society on November 14 and 15 with guest pianist Geoffrey Burleson in a program including George Crumb's eerie and haunting 1971 work "Voice of the Whale" and Ravel's ever amazing piano trio.