Awadagin Pratt & Zuill Bailey with Marcin Arendt, violin
May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
50th Anniversary Chamber Music Season
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
7:30 PM Harris Concert Hall
Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a Grammy Award winning, internationally renowned soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director, and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has made him one of the most sought-after and active cellists today.
Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras. He is the first student in the Peabody Conservatory of Music school’s history to receive degrees in three performance areas – piano, violin and conducting.
A native of Poland, Marcin Arendt is an active chamber musician, soloist, professor of violin, and a member of the Ceruti String Quartet at the University of Memphis’ Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.
“Zuill Bailey is Easily One of the Finest Cellists Alive Today.”
— Classical Net
“Bailey is gifted with a beautiful tone, fabulous technique and sensitive interpretation.”
— Audiophile Audition
Felix Mendelssohn, Variations Concertantes, Op. 17 (1829), piano and cello
Johannes Brahms, Cello Sonata No. 2 in F, Op. 99 (1886), piano and cello
Johannes Brahms, Piano Trio No. 3, Op. 101 (1886), piano, cello, and violin