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Allison Eldredge

Heralded as “a musician of remarkable gifts” by the Chicago Tribune, Allison Eldredge has captivated audiences throughout the world with her deeply communicative tone and commanding technique.
On the occasion of her Carnegie Hall debut with Krzysztof Penderecki and the Warsaw Sinfonia, the New York Times hailed Ms. Eldredge as “an impassioned and focused soloist”. An Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, she has been performing in the foremost music centers of the United States, Europe, the Far East, and Latin America since childhood. Ms. Eldredge has performed as soloist with many of the world’s great orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Boston Pops, New World Symphony, Utah Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, China National Symphony and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She has performed with such distinguished conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Andre Previn, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Hans Vonk, Sergiu Commissiona and Keith Lockhart.
Ms. Eldredge has been the featured soloist in numerous orchestral tours including a North American and European tour with the Warsaw Sinfonia under Krzysztof Penderecki; a tour of England with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, including a concert in London at Queen Elizabeth Hall; and four tours of Israel with the Haifa Symphony. Of special interest was her travel to Russia for performances with the Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov, which culminated in a nationally televised gala concert, at the Moscow Conservatory Grand Hall. In America, her performances have included a special concert in tribute to cellist Pablo Casals at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico.
Highlights of her 2006/2007 season include a recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with pianist Max Levinson in January, 2007, in addition to concerto performances, recitals and chamber music appearances throughout North America. Her chamber music performances include a recital on the Indian Hill Chamber Music Series, a concert to benefit the Andover Chamber Music Festival, and performances with the Boston Trio for L’Hermitage Foundation and at UCLA. The Boston Trio will perform the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Boston Classical Orchestra in November 2006. Highlights of recent seasons include seven recital tours of Japan, solo appearances with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, a European tour with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, engagements with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony and the Pacific Symphony, and performances of the Brahms Double Concerto with violinist Vladikmir Spivakov and the Hague Philharmonic.
Ms. Eldredge’s most recent recordings include two CD’s on the Denon label: Music by Chopin and Fauré, and If I Loved You, arrangements of Broadway and film music for cello and piano, which were hailed by Fanfare Magazine as “passionate, illuminating and always enchanting”. Her other recordings include concertos by Lalo and Saint-Saëns with the Royal Philharmonic and Hans Vonk (Pony Canyon Classics); a recital disc with pianist Yoshie Akimoto (Pony Canyon Classics); and, Romantic Duet, an album of celebrated opera duets transcribed for violin, cello, and orchestra (BMG).
Ms. Eldredge’s radio and television credits include appearances on New York’s WQXR, Boston’s WGBH, Japan’s NHK-National Television and Radio, ABC’s Good Morning America and a performing arts documentary in which she appeared with Isaac Stern and Yo-Yo Ma for Japanese television. She also has the distinction of being invited to play at the White House.
Sought after as a chamber musician, she has shared the stage with numerous acclaimed artists, such as Andre Previn, Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gil Shaham, and is the Artistic Director of the Killington Music Festival. Her festival appearances include the Ravinia, Caramoor, Casals, Santa Fe and Waterloo Festivals, the Colmar Festival in France, the Davos Festival in Switzerland, the Dvorak Festival in Prague, and the Johanessen International Festival in Victoria, BC. Her festival appearances for the summer of 2006 included the Rockport Chamber Music Series, Killington Music Festival, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Stockbridge Chamber Concerts and the San Juan Chamber Music Festival. She frequently performs with The Boston Trio at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the New England Conservatory, where the Trio serves as the Ensemble in Residence.
Born in New York City, Ms. Eldredge began her musical training on the piano at age three with her mother, concert pianist Yoshie Akimoto, and made her first public appearance at age six. At nine she switched to the cello and won her first competition within six months. Her teachers have included Harvey Shapiro and Felix Galimir at The Juilliard School, as well as Mstislav Rostropovich, Eleanore Schoenfeld and Joan Lunde. She is now living in the Boston area with her husband, pianist Max Levinson, and their daughters Natalie and Jessica Ann. Ms. Eldredge serves on the faculty at the New England Conservatory.
When taking a break from her musical activities, Ms. Eldredge enjoys cooking, scuba diving, horseback riding, and gardening.
Allison Eldredge

Eldredge, a young power who has been hailed as a genius by Yo-Yo Ma, at her young age. Not only does she display her exquisitly beautiful tone and her effortless finger work technique, she has the sense for making music sing and feel deeply. At the same time she is magnificently focused. A great future is expected.
Stereo Magazine

Allison Eldredge

No power on Earth could dilute the passion of her playing.
Salt Lake Tribune