Sundays @ Four: Jay Campbell, cello, Conor Hanick, piano
Crowden Music Center Berkeley, CA
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Cellist Jay Campbell, who has performed as concerto soloist in the world's most prestigious halls, with conductors like Pierre Boulez, and orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, began his cello career here at Crowden, as an eight-year old beginner.
Armed with a diverse spectrum of repertoire and eclectic musical interests, Jay was recently named First Prize winner of the 2012 Concert Artist Guild auditions. He is the recipient of awards from the BMI and ASCAP foundations and has been heard on television, radio broadcasts and in concert halls around the world, including concerto appearances in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kultur und Kongresszentrum-Luzern, and the Aspen Music Festival, with conductors Pierre Boulez, Jeffrey Milarsky, Michael Morgan, and others. Jay made his debut with the New York Philharmonic this past season performing the music of Tan Dun. He has collaborated with an array of artists ranging from composers including Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Magnus Lindberg, and John Adams, to members of Radiohead and Einstürzende Neubauten, and has premiered nearly one hundred works to date, including concertos by Chris Rogerson and David Lang. Jay has had the privilege of collaborating with leading ensembles throughout the globe including ICE, Ensemble InterContemporain, the Da Capo Chamber Players, and members of the Arditti, Takacs, Kronos, and Afiara string quartets.
Highlights of the upcoming season include a debut solo CD on CAG Records and chamber works on Tzadik; appearances at Carnegie Hall, National Gallery, Krannert Center, Mondavi Center, and the Heidelberg Festival; and the premieres of new works written for Jay by John Zorn, Eric Wubbels, Oscar Bianchi, and David Fulmer. Jay began playing the cello at the age of 8 at the Crowden School in Berkeley, CA., and studied with Fred Sherry.
About Crowden's Sundays @ Four Chamber Music Series
Crowden presents chamber music to the public with Sundays @ Four, our series of low-cost, informal concerts featuring distinguished chamber musicians. Artists speak about each work and share their personal observations and inspirations in these intimate concerts, then mingle with the audience in receptions after the performance.
In advance (Brown Paper Tickets): $22.50 general admission, $18 seniors and students 18 and up(with ID), FREE for children under 18 (limit 3 per purchase) At the door: $25 general admission, $20 seniors and students 18 and up (with ID), FREE for children under 18!
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1475 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94702