September 12th, 2022 7pm Stage 3
Claire Bryant is a cellist, teacher and activist, whose passion and commitment shine brightly through all her work. A sought-after and distinctive performer, Claire has collaborated with such artists as Emanuel Ax, Sir Simon Rattle and Dawn Upshaw, and worked closely with luminary composers from Meredith Monk to Steve Reich to Herbie Hancock. Over the past 25 years, she has enjoyed a prominent solo career, appearing with major orchestras around the world. Claire is a co-founder of Decoda, Carnegie Hall’s Affiliate Ensemble, and performs with her University of South Carolina colleagues in the Congaree Trio.
WHOLE HEART is the debut album from cellist Claire Bryant featuring seven bold works for solo cello and string duo written by a luminary slate of diverse living composers: Caroline Shaw, Jessie Montgomery, Andrea Casarrubios, Adam Schoenberg, Jessica Meyer, Reena Esmail, and Tanner Porter. These works reflect love and the human experience. Whole Heart is a reminder of the collective challenges we face and the resilience and strength that live inside each of us.