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Amanda Forsyth
Amanda Forsyth

Amanda Forsyth (born 1968) is a Juno Award-winning Canadian cellist, and is the principal cello of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. The Juno Awards are awards of achievement presented to Canadian musical artists and bands; they could be considered the transnational counterpart to the United States Grammy Awards. ... Alternate meaning: Cello web browser A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The cello (also violoncello or cello) is a stringed instrument and part of the violin family. ... The National Arts Centre Orchestra is considered one of Canadas top orchestras. ...


Biography

Daughter of composer Malcolm Forsyth, Forsyth came to Canada from South Africa at two years of age and began playing the cello at the age of three. She became a protégé of William Pleeth in London and later studied with Harvey Shapiro at the Juilliard School in New York and with Lynn Harrell in Los Angeles. After two seasons with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra she became the youngest principal ever selected by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra where she remained for six years. In 1999, Forsyth was appointed principal cello of the National Arts Centre Orchestra where she is also featured as a soloist each season. A composer is a person who writes music. ... Malcolm Forsyth (born 1936) is a Canadian trombonist, composer and was honoured as Canadian Composer of the Year in 1989. ... To meet Wikipedia quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Cellist Lynn Harrell is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Piatigorsky Award, the Ford Foundation Concert Artists Award, and the first Avery Fisher Prize (jointly with Murray Perahia). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Forsyth is recognised as an eminent recitalist, soloist and chamber musician appearing with leading orchestras and prestigious chamber music festivals worldwide.


Forsyth and her husband, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, appear frequently together as soloists. She has also collaborated with artists who include Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, Garrick Ohlsson, Jon Kimura Parker, Yefim Bronfman, Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, and Louis Lortie. A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... Image:Zukerman. ... Cellist Lynn Harrell is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Piatigorsky Award, the Ford Foundation Concert Artists Award, and the first Avery Fisher Prize (jointly with Murray Perahia). ... Yo-Yo Ma (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: MÇŽ YÇ’uyÇ’u) (born October 7, 1955) is a French-born Chinese American virtuoso cellist, considered one of the finest in the world. ... Garrick Ohlsson (born, April 3, 1948) in New York is an American classical pianist. ... Jon Kimura Parker is an Canadian pianist. ... Yefim Bronfman (born April 10, 1958) is a Russian-born Israeli pianist. ... Jaime Laredo (born June 7, 1941 in Cochabamba, Bolivia) is a violinist and conductor who began his musical career when he was five years old. ... Arnold Steinhardt is a violinist who is best known as the first violin of the Guarneri String Quartet. ... Michael Tree, violist, was born in Newark, New Jersey. ... Louis Lortie (born 27 April 1959) is a French-Canadian pianist. ...


Forsyth is the cellist of the Zukerman ChamberPlayers, which has toured worldwide since 2003.


She recently collaborated with Wynton Marsalis in New York, recording the sound track for Ken Burns’ 7-part television film about World War II to be produced for SBS. New Orleans-born jazz and classical artist and composer Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is an American trumpeter and composer. ... Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29 [1] [2], 1953) is an American documentary filmmaker. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... SBS can refer to: Special Book Services - SBS is the leading distributor of language teaching materials in Brazil Special Broadcasting Service - Australian government-funded Radio and TV network Shaken baby syndrome Said Business School - Oxford Universitys business school. ...


Amanda Forsyth performs on a 1699 cello by Carlo Giuseppe Testore. Carlo Giuseppe Testore (c 1665-1716) was a Luthier, noted in particular for his double basses. ...


Selected Recordings

  • Soaring with Agamemnon
  • Electra Rising: The Music of Malcolm Forsyth
  • Zukerman Conducts Mozart
  • American Journey
  • Palm Court Encores
  • Mozart: Flute Quartets

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