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    Pearce, Andrew (1967-Present)

    He is a cellist, deemed a musical prodigy, who took his studies at the University of Southern California.

     

    In 1981 and 1982 he was the winner of the Coleman International Chamber Auditions and in 1983 he was given the Hammer-Rostropovich Award at the University of Southern California.

     

    In January 1983 he gave a performance at the Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic under the leadership of Zubin Mehta.  During that same year Ronald Regan presented him with the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Medallion.

     

    He has appeared in music festivals with performances at the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival.

     

    In 1992 he gave performances of compositions by Sylvia Rickard at the Community Arts Council Gallery and at the radio station CRFO in Vancouver, British Columbia.

     

    In 1997 he became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and also went on to perform with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Boston Trio.

     

    Making several recordings during his career to date he has performed on America, American Visions, Chris Botti: Live in Boston, Celtic Album, Holiday Pops, The Latin Album, My Favourite Things: A Richard Rodgers Celebration and A Splash of Pops by the Boston Pops Orchestra, Brahms, Ravel, Suk by the Boston Trio and Gaubert: Works for Flute, Vol.1.

     

    In the field of musical education he joined the faculty of the Vancouver Academy of Music as a cello teacher and Head of the Chamber Music Programme in 1989.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.naxos.com/person/Andrew_Pearce/4630.htm
    2. http://www.nytimes.com/1983/01/10/arts/music-prodigies-at-work.html
    3. http://www.grandorchestras.com/bostonpops/bpops_orchestra.html
    4. http://www.bostontrio.com/globe2.html
    5. http://www.sylviarickard.ca/Catalogue%20of%20works.htm
    6. http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Trio-Brahms-Ravel-Suk/dp/B00005BIAZ
    7. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/andrew-pearce-q138203/credits/all

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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