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Soloist replacement for March 12 concert is renowned cellist Zuill Bailey


March 10, 2003

World-renowned cellist Zuill Bailey will perform with the ASU Symphony Orchestra on March 12. Bailey is taking the place of cellist Thomas Landschoot, who is unable to perform in the concert due to a family emergency.

The Concert is (Wednesday) March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Gammage Auditorium. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 7 p.m. Gammage Auditorium is located at 1200 S. Forest Avenue in Tempe on the main ASU campus.

Selections include Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne and Variations on a Rococo Theme and Symphony No. 5 in E minor, opus 64.

Cellist Zuill Bailey is an engaging, multi-faceted American artist, a powerful performer who dazzles audiences with his technical and artistic command of the cello. Engagements for the 2002/-003 season include his return to the Vail Valley Festival in Colorado, as well as concerts with the Phoenix, Knoxville, Lexington, Illinois, San Luis Obispo and El Paso Symphonies. In addition to duo recitals with pianist Awadagin Pratt and performances with the Perlman/Schmidt/Bailey trio, he plays recitals in Texas, Nevada, Arkansas, Arizona, Idaho and Washington, D.C., in addition to a tour of the Caribbean.

Bailey has performed extensively throughout the United States with the Chicago, Dallas and New York Chamber symphonies; at the Ravinia, Chautauqua, Bravo! Vail Valley and Appalachian Music Festivals; and with the symphonies of Arkansas, North Carolina, Santa Barbara and New Hampshire. Recently, he premiered the Theodorakis Cello Concerto at Carnegie Hall, the Victor Herbert 
Concerto No. 2 with the National Orchestra of Cuba and performed recitals at the Manchester International Cello Festival in England, the Matrix Midland Festival in Michigan, Vanderbilt University, the University of Maryland at College Park and at the Des Moines Civic Center. Bailey has been featured in recital on XM Radio Live from Studio II, in a nationally televised recital for NHK-TV Japan, 
National Public Radio's Performance Today, on the soundtrack for NBC's Homicide, Life on the Streets and onscreen in several segments of the HBO series, "Oz. Bailey is also Artistic Director of the El Paso Pro Musica Chamber Festival and Series in Texas.

A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and the Julliard School, Bailey's principal teachers include Loran Stephenson, Stephen Kates and Joel Krosnick. He performs on a 1693 Matteo Goffriller, formerly owned by Mischa Schneider of the Budapest Quartet.

Media Contact:
Mary Brennan
480-965-3587
mary.brennan@asu.edu