Classical musician Lynn Harrell to play in Markham

Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists including such noted conductor-collaborators as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

In recent seasons, he performed domestically with the symphonies of Atlanta, Sydney, and Detroit, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra to close the season at Carnegie Hall. Abroad, he played alongside the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, China and Seoul philharmonics, Duisberg Symphony, and the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira.

He toured North America and Europe with the Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio to venues including Carnegie Hall, the Maison Symphonique de Montreal, the Salzburg Großes Festspielhaus, and Dresden Staatskapelle. His international engagements include adjudicating the XV Tchaikovsky International Competition, concerts with the Seoul Philharmonic and Eliahu Inbal, Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, and performing in the Verbier, Hong Kong International Chamber, Aspen, La Jolla, Eastern Music, Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Scotia festivals.

An accomplished recording artist, Lynn Harrell’s discography of more than 30 recordings include the complete Bach Cello Suites (London/Decca), and two  Grammy wins with Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy – in 1981 for the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio and in 1987 for the complete Beethoven Piano Trios (both Angel/EMI).

Harrell plays a 2008 Dungey cello. He makes his home in Santa Monica, California.

He performs Dec. 9 at Flato Markham Theatre.

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