Masterclass with Carter Brey, Principal Cellist of the NY Philharmonic

All are welcome to attend and learn from observing Carter Brey, Principal Cellist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as he teaches a Masterclass to pre-selected cello students performing excerpts from the:

  • Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1
  • Martinu Cello Sonata No. 1
  • Dvorak Cello Concerto
  • Elgar Cello Concerto

Thank you to the Downing Family Foundation and Landon School for their generous assistance in sponsoring and supporting this event.

ASTA Members and their students observing the masterclass: Free of Charge. All observers, please pre-register online to help make sign-in efficient.

Apollo Orchestra Members & Associates; Landon Families: Free of Charge. Observers, please pre-register online.

MCYO and PVYO Students: Free of Charge. Please register online.

Non-member observers: $10 online, $15 at the door.

Tickets available online until November 15 or until capacity reached.

Carter Brey was appointed Principal Cello, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair, of the New York Philharmonic in 1996. He made his official subscription debut with the Orchestra in May 1997 performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations under the direction of then Music Director Kurt Masur. He has since appeared as soloist almost every season, and was featured during The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival, when he gave two performances of the cycle of all six of Bach’s cello suites. Most recently, he was the soloist in performances of Schumann’s Cello Concerto on the Orchestra’s CALIFORNIA 2016 tour, led by then Music Director Alan Gilbert.
He rose to international attention in 1981 as a prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition. The winner of the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Prize, Avery Fisher Career Grant, Young Concert Artists’ Michaels Award, and other honors, he also was the first musician to win the Arts Council of America’s Performing Arts Prize.
Mr. Brey has appeared as soloist with virtually all the major orchestras in the United States, and performed under the batons of prominent conductors including Claudio Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Sergiu Comissiona, and Christoph von Dohnányi. He is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, established in the 2016–17 season, and has made regular appearances with the Tokyo and Emerson string quartets,The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and at festivals such as Spoleto (both in the United States and Italy) and the Santa Fe and La Jolla Chamber Music festivals. He and pianist Christopher O’Riley recorded Le Grand Tango: Music of Latin America, a disc of compositions from South America and Mexico released on Helicon Records.
Mr. Brey was educated at the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Laurence Lesser and Stephen Kates, and at Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot and was a Wardwell Fellow and a Houpt Scholar. His violoncello is a rare J.B. Guadagnini made in Milan in 1754.

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  • Carter Brey Cello Masterclass
    November 16, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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