Cello

Ross Gasworth

Biography

Cellist; Vice President, Community Engagement
ross@chambermusicoc.org

Cellist Ross Gasworth’s playing has been praised as “gorgeous” (Waco Tribune-Harold) and “warm and generous” (Orange County Register), having concertized and taught throughout the United States, as well as in Asia and Europe. He has performed chamber music alongside principal players from the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ross was selected by Michael Tilson-Thomas to perform as Principal Cellist of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, and at Google’s annual Zeitgeist festival in London, England. He has also performed in notable chamber music series such as The Music Guild in Los Angeles, Art of Élan, Ottawa Chamberfest, Salastina Music Society, and many others.

Ross has performed as a soloist with the Rochester Symphony, Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, and the UCI Symphony. As an orchestral musician, Ross has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, New World Symphony, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and as principal cellist with the Waco Symphony and Miami Symphony. Major festival appearances include the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Pacific Music Festival. Ross has played in studio recording sessions for major motion pictures at Sony Picture Studios, FOX Studios, and Warner Brothers Studios, as well as albums for recording artists such as Barbra Streisand and Michael Bublé.

Since 2012, Ross has been a member of the award-winning Trio Céleste, Ensemble-in-Residence at the Claire Trevor school of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine, where the Trio directs the Summer Festival for Chamber Music as well. Trio Céleste is also the permanent Ensemble-in-Residence at Chamber Music | OC. Ross is also co-director of […]

Robert deMaine

Biography

Cellist; Guest Artist

Robert deMaine is an American virtuoso cellist who has been hailed by The New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note.” He has distinguished himself as one of the finest and most versatile instrumentalists of his generation, performing to critical acclaim as soloist, recitalist, orchestral principal, recording artist, and chamber musician. In 2012 he was invited to join the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Cello. DeMaine is the cellist of the highly acclaimed Ehnes String Quartet as well as the newly formed Dicterow-deMaine-Biegel Trio.

A first-prize winner in many national and international competitions, deMaine was the first cellist ever to win the grand prize at San Francisco’s Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings. As soloist, he has collaborated with many distinguished conductors, including Neeme Järvi, Peter Oundjian, Joseph Silverstein, and Leonard Slatkin, and has performed nearly all the major cello concertos with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he served as principal cello for over a decade. DeMaine has also served as a guest principal cello of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, and the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway.

Robert deMaine has recorded for Naxos, Chandos, Dorian/Sono Luminus, Onyx, CBC, Elysium, and Capstone and has been featured on the BBC, PBS, NPR’s Performance Today, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, France Musique, and RAI, among others. His recording of the John Williams Cello Concerto (Detroit Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting) will be released by Naxos in Fall 2015.

DeMaine studied at the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California, Yale University, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany. He is represented as a solo artist by McAlister Arts LLC. Please visit robertdemaine.com to learn more.

Colin Carr

Biography

Cellist; Guest Artist

Colin Carr appears throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and teacher. He has played with major orchestras worldwide, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, the orchestras of Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia, Montréal and all the major orchestras of Australia and New Zealand. Conductors with whom he has worked include Rattle, Gergiev, Dutoit, Elder, Skrowasczewski and Marriner. He has been a regular guest at the BBC Proms, has twice toured Australia, and has recently played concertos with the London Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony and Halle Orchestra.

Last season Colin performed cycles of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano with his duo partner Thomas Sauer throughout the United States and in England, Germany and France. They have recently played recitals together at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philadelphia’s Chamber Music Society and at the Wigmore Hall. Colin has also played several cycles of the Bach Solo Suites at the Wigmore Hall in London, in the United States at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York and the Gardner Museum in Boston and in Montreal, Toronto, Ottowa and Vancouver.

Colin’s recordings for GM of the Bach Suites and the unaccompanied cello works of Kodaly, Britten, Crumb, and Schuller are highly acclaimed, as is his recent recording of the complete cello/piano works of Mendelssohn with Thomas Sauer on Cello Classics. The Brahms Sonatas on Arabesque, with pianist Lee Luvisi, is also a favorite and the Wigmore Live Label will release a new recording of the Bach Suites in 2012. Colin was the soloist in Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic for a BBC Music Magazine recording.

As a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, he recorded and […]

Andrew Do

Biography

Cello; Young Artist

Andrew Do, 15, is a sophomore at Northwood High School. Andrew began playing the cello at the age of 9, and has been a student of Sarah Koo ever since. When he was 11, Andrew made his Carnegie Hall debut in New York City as a prizewinner of the American Protégé Competition, and subsequently performed Popper’s Hungarian Rhapsody in the Weill Recital Hall. He has participated in masterclasses and lessons for Alan Stepansky, Rick Mooney, Gilda Barston, and Sergei Roldugin. Most recently, Andrew was invited to participate in the X International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Reina Cho

Biography

Cello; Young Artist

Reina Cho, 15, began playing the cello at the age of 6 with her father, and is currently studying at the Colburn School with Sarah Koo Freeman. Reina is the co-principal cellist of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra for the 2017-2018 season. She has received awards from competitions such as ASTA, SYMF, Spotlight Music Award and LA Violoncello Society. Last season, Reina performed in a world premiere of Paul Dooley’s Concerto Grosso for piano trio and string octet at the Carnegie hall with Trio Céleste. She is currently a member of Chamber Music | OC’s Young Artist Program. Also, Reina has participated in the Center Stage Strings summer camp as a scholarship recipient for 5 consecutive years. This summer she attended the prestigious Aspen Music Festival with Darrett Adkins and performed with Pink Martini at the Hollywood Bowl.