Cellist Beth Vanderborgh enjoys a rich and varied career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and pedagogue. She currently serves on the faculty of the University of Wyoming and as principal cellist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the acclaimed Stanislas Sextet, based in Nancy, France, and tours regularly with Musica Harmonia. The Classical Voice of North Carolina described her playing as “...Impeccable musicianship, rhythmic precision, technical expertise and expansive, passionate musicianship. Gorgeous music, exquisitely performed, and I do not believe I have overdone the superlatives.” Dr. Vanderborgh has captured top prizes in the Baltimore Chamber Awards, the National Society of Arts and Letters Cello Competition and the Ulrich Solo Competition. As United States Information Service Artistic Ambassador and member of the Fadial-Vanderborgh Duo, she has performed on four continents, including recitals at the Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection, the Teatro Nacional in Costa Rica and the American University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. She has recorded two CD’s for Albany Records, both released in 2013; Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon (“Highly recommended!” Fanfare Magazine) and Salon Music of August Nölck for Cello and Piano. Strad Magazine described her Nölck recording as “Lyrical and technically accomplished…eloquent and persuasive”. In addition, as a member of the Stanislas Sextet, she was featured in a disc of Brahms String Sextets (RadioFrance). Recent solo highlights include Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Strauss’s Don Quixote and Haydn’s D Major Cello Concerto with the Greensboro Symphony, solo cello in the sextet arrangement of Don Quixote at the Lazlo Varga Cello Celebration, and Anthony Ritchie’s Double Concerto at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. She appears regularly on the Greensboro Symphony’s chamber series “Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Friends” collaborating with guest artists Lynn Harrell, Yura Lee, Augustin Hadelich, Elmar Oliviera, Bela Davidovich, Konstantin Lipschitz, Garrick Ohlsson and Stuart Malina. Her former students have continued their studies at the Curtis Institute, Oberlin Conservatory, the Manhattan School of Music, among others, and have won positions in Orchestras and academic settings. Dr. Vanderborgh has been on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival since 1998. She holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Maryland, where her teachers included Evelyn Elsing, David Soyer, Steven Doane, and David Geber.
- Beth Vanderborgh
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