Carlton McCreery, Cello
“...vital involvement in the stuff of each piece.” said The New York Times of cellist CARLTON MCCREERY. The Birmingham News wrote, “... McCreery performed musically, with clean intonation and flawless rhythm.” Following his studies with such noted artists as Gregor Piatigorsky, Antonio Janigro and Lynn Harrell, McCreery received his first university appointment at the age of 23. In addition to performing with the internationally acclaimed Cadek Trio, Mr. McCreery has collaborated in performance with such renowned artists as Aaron Copland, Pierre Boulez, Robert Shaw, Malcolm Frager, Charles Treger, Paul Rolland, David Schiffrin, Ransom Wilson, Andres Cardenes, Roberto Diaz, Andres Diaz, Miles Hoffman, Carlos Prieto Jr. Carlos Prieto Sr. and William Preucil. He has concertized in China, Cuba, South America, Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Switzerland and the cultural centers of Boston, Washington, D.C. and New York. The Bucaramanga Vanguardia Liberal wrote that the performance showed “flawless interpretation and . . . refined beauty.” “He dealt with the variety of moods with a high degree of virtuosity.” said the Meridian Star. Following his concert on the Great Performance Series in Charleston, SC, the News and Courier exclaimed how he “created stunning climaxes with his virtuosity and equally clean technique.” The Atlanta Constitution wrote “Whirlwind tempos were coupled with spectacular power that literally had some members of the audience shaking their heads in admiration.”
Carlton McCreery recently completed his tenure on the Artist-Faculty of the Brevard Music Center, where he was Principal Cellist of the Brevard Music Center Festival Orchestra. During the last several summers he was served on the Artist Faculty of
the CICA International Music Festival. Mr. McCreery continues to be a spokesperson for the international Super Sensitive Musical String Company. His current and former students perform with prestigious orchestras and teach at universities and music festivals throughout the country. McCreery currently serves as Professor of Violoncello at The University of Alabama and Principal Cello of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. He has owned several cellos, including a Scarampella, Rodier and a Carl Becker (1930).