Seven- time Grammy Nominee Dave Eggar and world renowned solo pianist Amir Farid will join forces to trace the 500 year history of the cello from Boccherini to Brahms, to Debussy and Ginastera, in an adventurous program of sonatas trios and quartets. Joined by classical guitar soloist Phil Faconti, singer Ashton Davisonand members of the Jacksonville symphony this dynamic duo promises an unforgettable chamber music experience. Co-produced by Atypical Arts
A musical prodigy as a child, Dave Eggar played the cello and piano at age three and performing as a singer and actor on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera at age seven. He trained as a classical cellist at the Juilliard School, and later graduated from Harvard University and the Juilliard School’s Doctoral Program. He debuted in Carnegie Hall at 15 as the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International competition. He has appeared throughout the world as a classical soloist, including concerto appearances at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, London’s Barbican Center, the Paris Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl. He is a frequent performer throughout Europe and Asia.
US-born Iranian Australian pianist Amir Farid has been described as “a highly creative musician – a pianist of great intelligence and integrity. He brings strong musical substance to all that he does, imbuing it with his own particular experience and understanding”, and who “in a well-populated field…distinguishes himself for all the right reasons”. A graduate of the Royal College of Music London, he is a sought-after artist in venues and festivals internationally, such as Carnegie Hall, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Musica Viva Festival, Huntington Festival, Mona Foma, and Kuwait Chamber Philharmonia. He has performed concerti with the major Australian orchestras, and collaborated with artists such as tenor Ian Bostridge, saxophonist Claude Delangle, and violinist Arabella Steinbacher. His numerous recordings are heard frequently on radio stations throughout Australia and internationally, including as pianist of the Benaud Trio, and several have been nominated for an Australian Independent Music Award. Amir is also a recorded artist on the Steinway & Sons Spirio catalogue, as part of the piano manufacturer’s revolutionary player-piano system. As of 2017, Amir also lives and works in New York City, where he works as staff pianist for the Juilliard School and New York Philharmonic, and is pianist with the Exponential Ensemble. Please visit www.amirfarid.com