The first Grand Prize winner of the Emmanuel Feuermann Memorial International Cello Solo Competition, Anthony Elliott continues to garner critical acclaim for his performances as a concert cellist and soloist. Presently he is a Professor of Cello at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the CBC Toronto Orchestra, just to name a few. A number of his CD recordings are available at www.cdbaby.com, and his recent recording of the Complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations is available from Block M Records at ITunes.
He has appeared at major festivals including Sitka Summer Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, Musicorda, New York’s Bargemusic Series, Chamber Music International of Dallas, Houston’s DaCamera Series, the Victoria International Festival, Kent/Blossom Festival, Aria International Festival, and the Gateways Festival. Chamber music appearances have included collaborations with the present and former concertmasters of such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony.
Also an acclaimed conductor, he has conducted symphony, opera, choirs, ballet, and chamber orchestras. His multi-faceted career has taken him to 49 states, Canada, Japan, China, England, France, Holland, Germany, and Austria.
Cello students of Anthony Elliott hold prominent positions in major symphony orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, as well as the Chiara, Pacifica, Anderson, Jupiter, Degas, and DaPonte String Quartets. Many have won important competitions and awards, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has given master classes at the Aspen School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, the Meadowmount School, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.