Jean Baptiste Breval

May 1, 1993, ASJ 21.3

American Suzuki Journal 21.3

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 21.3. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 1993 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Elliott Cheney

Cellist Elliott Cheney holds Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in cello performance from the University of Texas, where he studied with Phyllis Young. He has been the Principal Cellist of the National Symphony of Costa Rica, and The Savannah Symphony, and has been on the faculties of the University of Costa Rica, Southwestern University, Armstrong College, and the University of Tennessee. He currently is Associate Professor on the music faculty at the University of Utah.

Elliott is active as a solo cellist, and has recently performed concertos by Saint-Saëns, Dvorak, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi, as well as the Brahms Double Concerto and the Beethoven Triple Concerto. He also gives frequent recitals, and has performed numerous recitals throughout the United States and Canada, as well Brazil, Austria and Spain.

With his wife, Carey, the Cheney’s maintain a large cello studio, teaching all ages, from three-year-olds on up. Over the past several years they have been performing in a trio with their son, Livingston, who was born in 1995. Concerts in 2012 have included guest artist performances at music festivals in Mexico City, Salt Lake City, and Stevens Point, WI.

Elliott is also in demand as a teacher and clinician at festivals and institutes. His performing and teaching activities have taken him to Hawaii, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, New York, Ohio, Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France.

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