Contemporary Italian Music: Jay Campbell, cello
The Spring 2014 concert series at Columbia University's Italian Academy for Advanced Studies will conclude on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 PM with a recital by American cellist Jay Campbell. Praised by The New York Times for his "electrifying performances" which "conveyed every nuance," Jay Campbell was First Prize winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition and a recipient of awards from the BMI and ASCAP foundations.
For the 2013-14 season, solo recitals include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. He will record his first solo CD this season as well as a chamber music disc for Tzadik. He is featured on concerts celebrating John Zorn's 60th birthday at the Lincoln Center Festival and Columbia University's Miller Theatre, and he also tours internationally during the season with Zorn and his ensemble. Festival appearances include the Moab Music Festival, Rockport Chamber Music Festival and Festival Heidelberger Frühling in Germany. Recent concerto highlights include his New York Philharmonic debut performing Tan Dun's Silk Road Encounters from Crouching Tiger Concerto on a Young People's Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, and his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony at Stern Auditorium, as well as Lucerne Festival Academy, Oakland East-Bay Symphony, The Juilliard Orchestra and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. Among the conductors with whom he has collaborated are Pierre Boulez, Matthias Pintscher, Michael Morgan, Jeffrey Milarsky, Joshua Weilerstein and Ryan McAdams.