Anthony Elliott enjoys a multi-faceted career as a conductor, cellist, and teacher. He has conducted for symphony, opera and ballet, including sharing podium duties with Christoph Eschenbach at the Texas Music Festival, and with Leonard Slatkin at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. Recent performances include an acclaimed concert of the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, described by the New York Times as “first rate in every way”. He has conducted the Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, the CAMMAC Orchestra, Vancouver Chamber Players, the Prince George’s Philharmonic, the Plymouth Symphony, the All Northwest Orchestra, numerous all state orchestras, in Holland, Germany, and Austria, and at the Marrowstone and Guelph Spring Festivals.
The first Grand Prize winner of the Emmanuel Feuermann Memorial International Cello Solo Competition, Anthony Elliott has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the CBC Toronto Orchestra. 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. His recent performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra was hailed as “sterling” by the Ashland Times. He appears regularly 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, and the Gateways Festival.
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, and DaPonte String Quartets. Many have won important competitions and awards, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has given master classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Meadowmount School, and Interlochen Arts Academy. Anthony Elliott is a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Music, and the Aspen Music School.