French Music for Cello & Piano[CD]
~ Anthony Elliott
Cellist Anthhony 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. Anthony Elliott's studies were with two legendary figures of the cello, Janos Starker and Frank Miller. Presently, he is a Professor of Cello 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, Northwestern University, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Chicago's Music Center of the North Shore, and Interlochen Arts Academy. He devotes his summers to teaching and performing at the Aspen Music Festival and at the famed Meadowmount School. 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. As a soloist, his performances have been broadcast on radio and television across the United States and Canada. His recordings are available on a number of labels, including Koch International, Collins Classics, Vox, and Equilibrium Records. Also in great demand as a chamber musician, he is a regular guest artist at the Sitka (Alaska) Summer Music Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Texas Music Festival, New York's Bargemusic Chamber Series, Chamber Music International of Dallas, Houston's Dacemera Series, the Victoria International Festival, and the Gateways Festival. He has also appeared as a member of Quartet Canada, with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and with members of Emerson, Juilliard, Cleveland, and Concord string quartets. He has appeared in chamber music with the present and former concertmasters of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He performs regularly with the Michigan Chamber Players in Ann Arbor. Phillip Bush is a pianist of uncommon versatility, with a repertoire extending from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first. His active and unconventional career has taken him to many parts of the globe. Since his New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum in 1984, Mr. Bush has performed solo recitals in mmany North American cities. In 2001 he made his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall with the London Sinfonietta, and has also appeared as as soloist with the Osaka Century Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Houston Symphony, and several other orchestras. One of the busiest chamber musicians among American pianists, Mr. Bush has performed and recorded with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, appears frequently on New York's Bargemusic Series, and has performed at the Grand Canyon Music Festival, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Strings in the Mountains (Colorado), Sitka Music Festival (Alaska), St. Bart's Music Festival, Bahamas Music Festival, Music at Blair Atholl (Scotland), Cape May Music Festival, and many other festivals. He has also performed withh the Kronos Quartet and the Miami String Quartet. Between 1991 and 1999 he performed over 250 concerts in Japan with the piano quartet 'Typhoon', and recorded five CD's with the group for Epic/Sony, all of which reached the top of the Japanese classical charts. A fierce advocate for contemporary music, Phillip Bush has performed often withh many of the New York area's most renowned new music ensembles, including Bang on a Can All Stars, Phillip Glass Ensemble, Steve Reich and Musicians, Group for Contemporary Music, Newband, Sequitur, Parnassus, New Music Consort, and Modernworks. Since 1995 he has been a member of the Milwaukee-based new music group, Present Music. Mr. Bush is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Leon Fleisher. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Mr. Bush serves on the piano and chamber music faculty of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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