"...a superbly equipped cellist with a big sound and musical personality"
The Boston Globe
Chamber musician | Solo cello | Recording artist | Educator
After a wonderful fall season and December break, I'm looking forward to the 10th anniversary gala of the Worcester Chamber Music Society on January 30 plus a WCMS concert on February 13 featuring Amy Beach's rarely played quintet for flute and strings, and ending with the Brahms F major Viola Quintet op. 88, a personal milestone as it's the only major Brahms large string chamber work I've never performed before! The Lydian Quartet repeats its tour program of modern works written for us by Harold Meltzer, Lee Hyla, and Kurt Rohde at Amherst College on February 6 and Colgate University on February 7. Our celebration of Gabriel Fauré at Brandeis University on March 13th features his rarely played String Quartet, then the sublime song cycle La Bonne Chanson with guest soprano Dominique Labelle and pianist Yehudi Wyner, then we'll be joined by Ya-Fei Chuang who will play the great Piano Quintet no. 2 ending our program. Our final Lydian program of the season will also mark the retirement of our longtime first violinist Daniel Stepner, at Brandeis University on April 9 and York College of Pennsylvania on April 15, and include the world premiere of a new quartet written for us by our 2015 composition prize winner Steven Snowden along with works by Mozart and Shostakovich. Finally, I am excited to be returning to J.S. Bach's magnificent Suite no. 6 for solo cello which I'll be playing for Emmanuel Music's noon series at Boston's Emmanuel Church on March 17 and the Boston Athenaeum on March 22.