Zuill Bailey


Appearances: featured with the Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Indianapolis, Dallas, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Toronto, Colorado, Minnesota, Utah, Israel, and Cape Town Symphony Orchestras; collaborated with conductors Itzhak Perlman, Alan Gilbert, Andrew Litton, Neeme Järvi, Carlos Kalmar, Andrey Boreyko, and Jacques Lacombe; featured with Leon Fleisher, Jaime Laredo, the Juilliard String Quartet, Lynn Harrell, and Janos Starker
Performances: Disney Hall; the Kennedy Center; the United Nations; Alice Tully Hall; 92nd St. Y; concerto debut, Miklos Theodorakis’ “Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra”, U.S. premiere, Carnegie Hall; New York recital debut, the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Awards: Best Solo Performance Grammy Award, 2017, live recording of Michael Daugherty’s “Tales of Hemingway”; 2014 Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni; Classical Recording Foundation Award, 2006 and 2007, Beethoven’s complete works for Cello and Piano
Recordings: “Tales of Hemingway,” Nashville Symphony, conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, Grammy Award for Best Composition and Best Compendium; “Bach Cello Suites” and Britten Cello Symphony/Sonata CD, with pianist Natasha Paremski, number one spot on the Classical Billboard Charts; Dvořák Cello Concerto CD, one the Top 1000 Classical Recordings of all time, “Penguin’s Guide”
Education: Peabody Conservatory (B.M.); The Juilliard School (M.M.)
Positions: Artistic Director, El Paso Pro-Musica (Texas), Sitka Summer Music Festival/Series and Cello Seminar (Alaska), Northwest Bach Festival (Washington), Classical Inside and Out Series- Mesa Arts Center (Arizona); Director, Center for Arts Entrepreneurship, University of Texas at El Paso

Zuill Bailey performed with The Orchestra Now on October 15, 2017.