Cellist Zuill Bailey to Perform at Kennesaw State University

Cellist Zuill Bailey will perform at KSU on October 9 at 8 p.m. 

Featuring solo works and a special performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto

KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 1, 2019) — Kennesaw State University’s School of Music will host cellist Zuill Bailey on October 9 at 8 p.m. A featured artist in ArtsKSU Presents professional series, Bailey will perform solo works and a special performance of Brahms’ “Double Concerto” with KSU Professor of Violin Helen Kim and the KSU Symphony Orchestra.

Bailey is widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world. A Grammy Award-winning artist, he is internationally renowned as a soloist, recitalist, artistic director, and teacher. He has performed worldwide, from features in symphony orchestras in places such as Los Angeles, Toronto, Cape Town, and Linz, Austria, to performances with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra in its 50th anniversary tour of Russia, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kennedy Center, and Alice Tully Hall. He has performed on nearly every continent, from France to Australia to Mexico.

Trained at the Peabody Conservatory and Juilliard, Bailey made his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, performing the U.S. premiere of Miklos Theodorakis’ “Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra” in 2001. His recital debut was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2007 in a sold-out performance of the complete Beethoven “Cello Sonatas,” which he performed with pianist Simone Dinnerstein.

In addition to his live performances, Bailey is also known for his recording work. He won the best solo performance Grammy Award in 2017 for his live recording of “Tales of Hemingway” by composer Michael Daugherty. His recently released Britten Cello Symphony/Sonata CD with pianist Natasha Paremski immediately claimed the number one spot on the Classical Billboard Charts. His Dovrak Cello Concerto CD is listed in the “Penguin’s Guide” as one of the Top 1000 Classical Recordings of All Time. He is also known for his network television appearances, including recurring roles on the HBO series “Oz” and NBC’s “Homicide.” He has also performed in live broadcasts with many symphonies, including the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico City, and the National Orchestra of Cuba. Interviews and live performances with Bailey may be found on multiple platforms, including NPR, BBC, and XM Radio.

Don’t miss Zuill Bailey at Kennesaw State University, October 9, 8 p.m. at Morgan Concert Hall in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on the Kennesaw campus. To buy tickets, please visit ticketing.kennesaw.edu.

--Kathie Beckett and Lauren Richmond