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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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Hailed by critics as being “richly emotive” and demonstrating “an uncanny sense of tasteful proportion…a natural talent that cannot be taught” (SF Classical Voice), London-based 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 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. Tessa has participated in masterclasses with distinguished musicians such as Bernard Greenhouse, Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Miklós Perényi, and Gabor Takács-Nagy. As a chamber musician, she has performed with Eighth Blackbird, Pamela Frank, Meng-Chieh Liu, Jiji, and Jupiter Chamber Players.

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. Her performances have been broadcast on WHYY-TV, PBS, as well as NPR, TEDTalks, VICE News, and WRTI radio, where she hosted, and appeared in, their program “Philadelphia Music Makers.” Tessa was recently a featured artist on BBC Radio 3’s “BBC Introducing” programme. In 2016, she embarked on her first major nationwide solo tour of the USA, performing 30 concerts in 60 days, presenting an elaborate and very thoughtfully curated hour-long solo cello program of part classical, part contemporary repertoire that ranged from Bach’s Cello Suites to the wonderful music of Kodaly, Sollima, and Ligeti.
In 2017, she premiered the Australian electronic and acoustic music composer William Gardiner's concerto for cello, a work commissioned for her 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

14 Apr
Oboe Quartet Concert
Corbett Library
London, UK
4.30pm

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

9 May
London Contemporary Orchestra
“Phillip Glass - The Bowie Symphonies”
Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Cenre
London, UK
7.30pm

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

6 July
Jónsi & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps
London Contemporary Orchestra
Philharmonie de Paris
Paris, FR
8.00pm

8 July
Jónsi & Alex Somers: Riceboy Sleeps
London Contemporary Orchestra
Barbican Hall
London, UK 
7.30pm

9 July
Oboe Quartet Concert
“Le Salon Vert” at L’Escargot
Soho, London, UK

20 July
Solo Set
BBC Introducing Stage
LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2019
UK
Tickets

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

2 Oct
RECITAL
Debussy, Shostakovich, Pärt, Poulenc
Throckmorton Theatre
Mill Valley, CA
12.00pm

2 Oct
RECITAL
Groupmuse
Kensington, CA
7.30pm

9 Oct
RECITAL
Porter Salon Concert Series
CA
5.30pm
Tickets

10 Oct
RECITAL
Porter Salon Concert Series
CA
5.30pm
Tickets

11 Oct
RECITAL
Porter Salon Concert Series
CA
5.30pm
Tickets

12 Oct
RECITAL
Porter Salon Concert Series
CA
5.30pm
Tickets

8 Nov
RECITAL
Debussy, Shostakovich, Brahms
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

30 Jan
RECITAL
Les Salons en Musique
Institut Français de Royaume-Uni
London, UK







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