Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Soloists for the Brahms Double

Here is the bio of our cello soloist for the Brahms Double concerto.

John Haines-Eitzen has performed in most of the world’s major concert halls. He was a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1995 until 2005 and has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony, and the North Carolina Symphony. His solo and chamber music appearances have taken him to cities in Japan, Brazil, and Italy, as well as the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, and numerous concert series throughout the United States and abroad. Highlights of recent seasons include a performance of the Brahms Piano Quintet with pianist Yefim Bronfman at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and a recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall with The Vandermark Ensemble, of which he is Artistic Director. Mr. Haines-Eitzen is a frequent guest of the Lenape Chamber Ensemble and the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Series. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with distinguished pianists Wolfgang Sawallisch and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, and many of the principal musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His chamber music performances have been featured on National Public Radio stations throughout the United States. Mr. Haines-Eitzen was a finalist or prizewinner in numerous solo competitions including the D’Angelo International String Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition, and the Kathryn P. MacPhail Competition. He is a graduate of Indiana University where he was a student of Janos Starker. In reviews, his playing has been described as “romantically yearning” (Columbus Dispatch), “forceful and emotional” (Greensboro News and Record), and “with technical mastery and perceptive maturity” (Trent, Italy, Bluarte Review). Mr. Haines-Eitzen is a Senior Lecturer and Artist in Residence at Cornell University.

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