Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.
A consummate concerto soloist, Mr. Bailey has been featured with the symphony orchestras of Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Indianapolis, Dallas, Louisville, Honolulu, Milwaukee, Nashville, Toronto, Minnesota, Utah, Israel, Cape Town, and the Bruchner Orchestra in Linz, Austria. He has collaborated with such conductors as Itzhak Perlman, Alan Gilbert, Andrew Litton, James DePriest, Jun Markl, Carlos Kalmar, Jacques Lacombe, Grant Llewellyn and Stanislav Skrowaczewski. He also has been featured with musical luminaries Leon Fleisher, Jaime Laredo, the Juilliard String Quartet, Lynn Harrell and Janos Starker. Mr. Bailey has appeared at Disney Hall, the Kennedy Center, the United Nations, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd St. Y and Carnegie Hall, where he made his concerto debut performing the U.S. premiere of Miklos Theodorakis’ “Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra.
Zuill Bailey is an internationally renowned recording artist with over twenty titles. Mr. Bailey’s extensive discography includes the “Bach Cello Suites” and recently released Britten Cello Symphony/Sonata with pianist Natasha Paremski, both of which immediately soared to the Number One spot on the Classical Billboard Charts. Other celebrated releases include the complete works for cello and piano of Brahms, Beethoven and Barber in addition to concertos of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn, Schumann, Korngold, Saint Saens, Bloch, Brahms, Beethoven and the world premiere recordings of the Muhly and Daugherty Works for Cello and Orchestra. Kalmus “Ludwig Masters” has released his musical editions of the core repertoire in celebration of his appearances and recordings.
Mr. Bailey performs on the “rosette” 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello, formerly owned by Mischa Schneider of the Budapest String Quartet. He is the Artistic Director of El Paso Pro-Musica (Texas), the Sitka Summer Music Festival/Series and Cello Seminar, (Alaska), the Northwest Bach Festival (Washington), guest Artistic Director of the Mesa Arts Center (Arizona) and Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at El Paso