Sunday, May 26th 2019 at 8:00 pm EDT

Brant Taylor

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and DePaul University

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May 26 2019
BRANT TAYLOR
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and DePaul University

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Sunday, May 26th 2019 at 8:00 pm EDT

BRANT TAYLOR was appointed to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Daniel Barenboim. He was previously cellist of the Everest Quartet, prize winners at the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, as well as a member of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. His varied career includes solo appearances and collaborations with leading musicians throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Mr. Taylor made his solo debut with the San Antonio Symphony at the age of fourteen as the winner of a concerto competition, and has since appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, performing, among others, the works of Dvořák, Haydn, Elgar, Shostakovich, Lalo, Boccherini, Saint-Saëns, and Brahms.

A dedicated teacher of both cello and chamber music, Mr. Taylor has combined performance and pedagogy throughout his career, conducting master classes and writing articles on a wide variety of musical topics. With the Everest Quartet, he performed and taught extensively in North America and the Caribbean and gave the world premiere of a work by Israeli-American composer Paul Schoenfield. He has given audition training seminars and lessons at Miami’s New World Symphony, of which he was a member and to which he has returned to perform as concerto soloist under the batons of Michael Tilson-Thomas and Nicholas McGegan.

Mr. Taylor has taught and performed at music festivals around the world, including the Festival der Zukunft in Ernen, Switzerland, the Portland Chamber Music Festival, the Shanghai International Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival, the Mammoth Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Music Festival Santo Domingo, Michigan’s Village Bach Festival, Music at Gretna in Pennsylvania, where he has made repeated appearances as a concerto soloist, and Arizona Musicfest, where he serves as principal cello.

Mr. Taylor is a member of the faculty of DePaul University’s School of Music and acts as Consulting Artistic Director of Rush Hour Concerts, an organization committed to free public access to high-quality music (www.imfchicago.org).

A fan of many styles of music, Mr. Taylor had a seven-year association with the band Pink Martini. With this unique ensemble, he appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and in nightclubs and theaters across North America. He can be heard on Pink Martini’s studio release, Hey Eugene!

Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where he won the school’s concerto competition and performed as soloist with the Eastman Philharmonia. His Master of Music degree is from Indiana University. His primary teachers have been Janos Starker and Paul Katz.

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