Claire Bryant and Friends

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Claire Bryant, a busy New York cellist with an entrepreneurial streak, is the winner of the Bob Sherman Award for exceptional innovation and imagination in education and community outreach. Her performances are the focus of this week's McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase.

A busy chamber musician, Bryant's resume includes performances with the Ensemble ACJW, Continuum, and the Zankel Band at Carnegie Hall. Last season she began a new project, the Enescu Chamber Players, with Donald Weilerstein, Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Nicholas Mann, and Jennifer Curtis. Bryant has performed with major artists including members of the Peabody Trio and the Mendelssohn, Orion and St. Lawrence String Quartets. In 2006, Claire was the first cellist hand-picked by the Academy: a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute, during which she was a resident artist at PS157X in the South Bronx.

Program details:

Claire Bryant – cello
Anna Elashvili – violin
Teddy Robie, piano
Owen Dalby – viola
Carol McGonnell – bass clarinet

Prokofiev – Piano and Cello Sonata in C Major (First Movement)

Kimmo Hakola - Capriole for Bass Clarinet and Cello

Brahms - Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 (Andante)

Comments [3]

Stephanie Keel from Brooklyn

I missed the show last night and would really like to hear it. How can I listen to it? Will it be archived somehow and when?

Sep. 30 2010 01:58 PM
Claire Bryant from NYC

Hi Lisanne, I'm so happy you enjoyed "Capriole" by Kimmo Hakola. I think there is a recording out there on iTunes or amazon, but I should be posting a full performance on my website in the coming days: www.clairebryant.com. All the very best,
Claire

Sep. 30 2010 12:13 AM
Lisanne Norman from Cambridge, MA

I'm listening to this Mongolian folk song that's being played at 9:36pm and it's absolutely beautiful. Where would I be able to get hold of this song or similar music? Could you post the name? I didn't quite get it. Kimo Akola?? Thanks Lisanne

Sep. 29 2010 09:38 PM

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