Kristina Cooper, cello on Sonata #2
Jesus Castro-Balbi, cello on Sonata #1
Patrick Jee, cello on Suite for Solo Cello
Anthony Newman, piano
Anthony Newman, composer
Mr. Newman's collaborations include some of the greats of music: Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis, Itzack Perlman, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, Eugenia Zukerman, Paula Robison, James Levine, Lorin Mazel, and Leonard Bernstein.
Mr. Newman has guest conducted many of the world's greatest chamber orchestras, including those of Los Angeles, the 92nd Street Y in New Your, the New York Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra. A series of orchestral conducting triumphs with the Seattle Symphony, San Francisco Baroque, and the New York Chamber Orchestra during the 1997-1998 season raised him to the top ranks of Baroque and Classical specialist conductors. Mr. Newman was Young Concert Artist's only harpsichordist ever! At Lincoln Center alone he has appeared more than 50 times as a soloist during his career. His duo appearances with flutist Eugenia Zukerman at the New York Public Library are now in their third decade. "Gabriel's Garden," a collaboration with Wynton Marsalis and the English Chamber Orchestra on SONY, was the number one classical best seller for a full year.
No less prodigious as a composer, his works have been heard in such cities as Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, New York, Singapore, San Francisco and London. His compositions include many sonatas and concerti, numerous choral works, a complete set of piano and organ preludes and fugues in every key, and others. All of his works are published by T.D. Ellis Music Publishing, Old Greenwich, CT. A biography of Mr. Newman was published in 2001 by Scarecrow Press.
Anthony Newman was born in Los Angeles, studied in Paris with Alfred Cortot and famed Notre Dame organist Piere Cochereau. Later he received degrees from Mannes College of Music in New York, Harvard University, and Boston University. He was a professor of music at S.U.N.Y. Collelge at Purchase for thirty years, and is currently music director at St. Matthews's Church in Bedford, N.Y. As a person committed to outreach, he has been a volunteer at Stanford Hospital and a member of Hospice since 1994. Mr. Newman holds the following degrees: Diplome Superieure, Ecole Normal de Musique, Paris; B.S. Mannes College, N.Y.; M.A. Harvard University; D.M.A. Boston.