Grammy®-nominated cellist Terry King, acclaimed as "A wonderful cellist"..."a master player" ..."a master technician"... Following his debut, The New York Times proclaimed that his playing "could not be faulted...playing with relish and technical aplomb."
As a protégé of Gregor Piatigorsky, he served as his assistant in the famed master classes at the University of Southern California.
Dr. King is a devoted teacher - with students worldwide as soloists, members of chamber ensembles, orchestras and in the teaching profession. Many prominent American composers have written works for King including Roy Harris, Paul Creston, Lou Harrison, and Otto Luening; he has also premiered solo works by Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Henry Cowell, Miklós Rózsa and Lukas Foss. Mr. King is a member of the Mirecourt Trio, specialists in new repertoire, and has served on the faculties of the San Francisco Conservatory, UC Berkeley, California State University at Fullerton, Grinnell College, and the University of Iowa. He currently teaches at both the Longy and the Hartt Schools of Music and in the summer months at the Quartet Program, and, at LyricaFest, an intensive program in the performance of chamber music.
Mr. King is Artistic Director of LyricaBoston, a chamber music series in Boston that features international artists performing alongside emerging professionals. He is engaged in an ongoing recording project of standard and American works for cello on the Music and Arts label. His recording of the complete Mendelssohn works was praised in Fanfare Magazine, "of all versions this is the most consistently thought out and expressively realized...intensely poetic" and was also the preferred recording mentioned on the nationally syndicated radio program, "First Hearing." His groundbreaking series CELLO AMERICA has been met with similar praise worldwide. Terry King records for MCA, CRI, Innova, Genesis, Orion, A&M, Music and Arts, Bay Cities, Albany, Troy, Varese Sarabande, Sony and Cinnabar Records.
"...a master technician both in digital facility and in his richly varied tone."
High Fidelity Magazine
"...a master player...perfectly polished performances...magnificent playing... can coax oceans of smooth, rich sounds from the cello." The New Records
"...to the instrument born...playing with passion, sweep and drive." Los Angeles Times
"...played with relish and technical aplomb...performances could not be faulted."
New York Times
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