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TESSA SEYMOUR



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Tessa Seymour
Cellist Tessa Seymour, committed to a repertoire that cuts across genres and brings to life contemporary and established works alike, made her televised Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 and has since been performing in Europe, Asia and the US, both as soloist and a chamber musician. 

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Cellist Tessa Seymour made her televised Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 and has since been performing in Europe, Asia and the US, both as soloist and a chamber musician. Committed to a repertoire that cuts across genres and brings to life contemporary and established works alike, she has collaborated with and premiered the works of Matthias Pintscher, Krzysztof Penderecki, John Adams, David Ludwig, and Richard Danielpour. Tessa is the recipient of, among others, the Verbier Festival's "Jean-Nicolas Firmenich" prize for cello, and was named a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar in 2010. She is a regular performer at the Verbier Festival, Napa Valley's Festival del Sole and the Dresden Music Festival.

Recent appearances include concerts at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, and the US premiere of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki’s Suite for Solo Cello at Carnegie Hall. Season performances were heard on WHYY-TV, PBS, as well as NPR and WRTI radio, where she hosted, and appeared in, their program “Philadelphia Music Makers.” She has podcasted with “The Glass Sho,” and Next Big Thing Radio’s “Conversations," appeared on Vice Munchies, and performed at TEDTalks. Tessa recently appeared on BBC Radio 3 In Tune as a “BBC Introducing” artist. In 2017, Tessa premiered the Australian electronic and acoustic music composer William Gardiner's concerto for cello, a work commissioned by composer John Adams and the Berkeley Symphony.

Born in Berkeley in 1993, Tessa first started playing cello at the age of six. She joined the Curtis Institute of Music at 16, where she studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley until her graduation in 2015. Tessa's cello is the 1720 Testore "Camilla" of Milan.






CONCERTS

Please check back here for Tessa’s updated concert schedule.

2019


1-3 Mar
Philharmonia Orchestra Tour
Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland
Konzerthaus, Dortmund, Germany
Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany

7 Mar
Britten & Mozart Oboe Quartets
St. Mary-le-Bow
London, UK
1.00pm

10-20 Mar
Philharmonia Orchestra Tour (USA)
David Geffen Hall, New York, NY
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, CA
McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, CA
Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA

10 Mar
Duo Concert
with Mayumi Tsuchida, piano
New York, NY
7.30pm

14 Mar
”Tessa Seymour & Friends at the Maybeck”
with Miles Graber, piano and Jiji, guitar
Maybeck Studio
Berkeley, CA
Tickets
7.30pm

8 Apr
SOLO RECITAL
St. Martin within Ludgate
London, UK
1.00pm

4 May
RECITAL
St. Mary’s Lewisham
London, UK

4 July
RECITAL
St. George the Martyr
London, UK
1.00pm

18 Sept
RECITAL
St. Matthew’s Westminster
London, UK
1.00pm

8 Nov
RECITAL
Tickhill Music Society
Doncaster, UK
7.00pm

9 Nov
RECITAL
Bromley Parish Church
London, UK
11.30am



2020


28 Jan
RECITAL
Wesley’s Chapel
London, UK
1.00pm




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