Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Colbert Report Cellist's Identity Revealed!

The kind people at the Colbert Report just told me that the cellist who played such elegant Bach last night was Maria Kitsopoulos. Here's her fresh-from-Naxos biography:
Maria Kitsopoulos, cellist, has been a member of the New York Philharmonic since 1996. She has traveled throughout Europe with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New York Chamber Symphony, and her own four-cello ensemble “Cello”. Solo orchestral engagements include the Phoenix Symphony, the Westfield Symphony (New Jersey), the Graz Orchestra and Athens State Orchestra. Her recordings include portrait discs of Nikos Skalkottas on BIS. She has made prominent appearances with Continuum and is soloist on Continuum’s Naxos Portrait of Leon Kirchner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. Cleary an extraodinary musician whos passionate delivery upstaged Stephens monologue.