Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cellist Anthony Elliott An Artist At 2010 Icicle Creek International Chamber Music Festival, July 11-Aug. 1

[Anthony D. Elliott]

The 2010 Artist Roster of the International Chamber Music Festival at Icicle Creek Music Center includes cellist Anthony Elliott:
“Cellist Anthony Elliott is in great demand as a soloist, chamber music performer, and teacher. Following his victory in the Emanuel Feuermann International Cello Competition in 1987, Strad Magazine wrote of his competition appearance 'His emotional communication is often profound, and his glittering, silvery tone captivates the ear.' Following quickly on the heels of his competition victory was a highly successful New York debut recital, which received a lengthy standing ovation from a capacity crowd.

“Anthony Elliott's studies were with two legendary figures of the cello, Janos Starker and Frank Miller. Presently he is a Professor of Music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has given master classes at most of America's leading music programs including Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Chicago's Music Center of the North Shore, and Interlochen Arts Academy.

“A frequent guest soloist with major orchestras, Anthony Elliott has performed most of the standard concerto repertory with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the CBC Toronto Orchestra. He has also commissioned new works by such composers as Primous Fouuntain III, Augustus Hill, James Lee III, and Chad E. Hughes. As a soloist, his performances have been recorded and broadcast on radio and television across the United States and Canada. His recordings are available online at and at Itunes.”

“Welcome to the Icicle Creek Music Center's 17th International Chamber Music Festival filled with exciting musical experiences and enjoyment of the breathtaking beauty of the Cascade mountains! The Festival season celebrates the music of 20th and 21st century composers as well as the classical masters of the past. We invite you to explore the fascinating sounds of Kurtag, Schoenfield, and Herbolsheimer and the romance of Rachmaninov, Chopin, and Schubert, as well as the soul and passion of jazz and the tango. The music you will hear this season performed live by world class international artists, spans more than four centuries of music from Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms to the living composers of today.”

Anthony D. Elliott lists his CDs at his personal website, The Complete Beethoven Sonatas & Variations for Cello & Piano; French Music for Cello and Piano; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Music for Cello and Piano; Paul Hindemith Sonatas for Strings and Piano; Slavic Music for Cello and Piano; Witness Volume III: Towards the Future; and Music for Cello and Piano by African-American Composers. We recently acquired Slavic Music for Cello and Piano, and can recommend it without hesitation!

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Thanks for the mention Bill! Regards!
Anthony Elliott, Professor of Cello
Conductor, Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra
The University of Michigan

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