Claire Bryant and Friends

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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)