Seth Parker Woods
Sergio Mims writes:
I wanted you to know that on my WHPK-FM radio show in Chicago on Wednesday, Oct. 14 (12-3 PM Central time 88.5 FM locally and livestream on www.whpk.org) I will be doing a live interview in the studio with cellist Seth Parker Woods who recently performed as a member of the Chineke! Orchestra last month at the Southbank Centre in London.
Also along from playing on the show the new DGG recording of the Brahms piano concertos 1 & 2 performed by Daniel Barenboim with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Berlin Philharmonic will be a recording of Philip Herbert's Elegy: in Memoriam -Stephen Lawrence which was also performed by the Chineke!Orchestra last month at their London première concert.
Here is some background information on Woods:
Seth Woods has established a reputation as a versatile man of many styles. While being classically trained, he has been seen in a variety of musical settings ranging from Baroque performance to avant-garde new music. Within the past few years, he has served as a principal cellist for the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, Rome Festival Orchestra, and Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra. He has also toured the U.S. and Canada with a rock band, Brighton, and has appeared in Canadian Music Festival in 2006. Seth began playing the cello in Houston, Texas. His private teachers include Daniel Morganstern, Frederick Zlotkin, Andre Emelianoff and has had master classes with The Eroica Trio, Stephen Geber, Quartet San Francisco, Bill Pruecil, Joseph Kalichstein, Christian McBride and Maria Schneider. Within the last year he has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Wang Theater, Union Nations, Merkin Hall and recently had his debut at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with United Roots Dance Company. Mr. Woods is also the founding cellist of the award winning quartet VOX4. As an avid teacher and chamber coach, Mr. Woods worked in an outreach string program
incorporating alternative styles for underserved schools in the Chicago area
He has also performed with the Ictus Ensemble - Brussels, Bad-Nauheim Kammerphilharmonie-Frankfurt, Basel Sinfonietta-Basel, Orchestra of St. Lukes and the New York City Ballet Orchestr