jay campbell

Armed with a diverse spectrum of repertoire and eclectic musical interests, Jay Campbell is the First Prize Winner of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. He has been hailed by the press as an “astonishing cellist” (Seen and Heard International) and for his “electrifying” performances which “conveyed every nuance” (The New York Times). His adventurous inclinations have earned him awards from the BMI and ASCAP Foundations and led to collaborations with significant artists ranging from Elliott Carter and Pierre Boulez, to John Adams and David Lang, and to members of Radiohead and Einstürzende Neubauten.



september 1

Matthias Pintscher - Uriel for cello and piano
Conor Hanick, piano
Lucerne Festival, CH

september 14

Recording all John Zorn: Occam’s Razor (cello/piano), and The Aristos (trio)
Chris Otto, violin, and Stephen Gosling, piano
Oktaven Studios

october 4

Camille Saint-Saëns - Concerto no. 1 in a minor
Gabriel Faure - Elegie

Ohio Valley Symphony
Ray Fowler, conductor

october 18

Camille Saint-Saëns - Concerto no. 1 in a minor
Gabriel Faure - Elegie

Wartburg Symphony
Daniel Kaplunas, conductor

october 30

Charles Wuorinen - Zoe [NY premiere]
JACK Quartet and Miranda Cuckson
The Italian Academy at Columbia University

november 14

Recital with Conor Hanick, piano
Debussy, Carter, Faure, Stravinsky
St Peter’s Church
Morristown, NJ

november 21-22

Samuel Barber - Cello Concerto op. 22
Alabama Symphony
Maximiano Valdes, conductor

december 7

Recital with Conor Hanick, piano
Debussy, Stravinsky, Carter, Faure, Brahms
Port Washington Library, NY

january 7

Debussy and John Zorn
with Conor Hanick, piano
APAP Conferece; 
Weill Recital Hall, NY


works by Beethoven and Brahms
with Itamar Zorman, violin, and Kwan Yi, Piano
OMEGA Ensemble benefit


Igor Stravinsky - Suite Italienne
with Conor Hanick, piano
Wednesdays @ 1; Alice Tully Hall

february 25

Gyorgy Ligeti - Cello Concerto
AXIOM Ensemble
Jeff Milarsky, conductor
Alice Tully Hall

march 8

Recital with Conor Hanick, piano
Debussy, Stravinsky, Brahms, Carter
The Crowden School
Berkeley, CA

march 10

Solo recital
Pintscher and J.S. Bach
Noontime Concerts
San Francisco, CA

march 19

Owen Dalby, violin; Conor Hanick, piano
Wuorinen, Takemitsu, Stravinsky, Hosokawa, Ives
Indianapolis Ensemble Music Society, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

april 12

Recital with Conor Hanick, piano
Debussy, Stravinsky, David Fulmer (world premiere; WPAS co-commission), Carter, Brahms
Kennedy Center, DC


University of Maryland

april 15

Recital with Conor Hanick, piano
Stravinsky, David Fulmer, Elliott Carter, Brahms
SubCulture, NY

may 1

Bruce Adolphe: Self Comes to Mind
Middlebury College, VT

MAY 19

JOHN ZORN - Autumn Rhythm for solo cello [world premiere]

Jason Eckardt CD release concert; with International Contemporary Ensemble and the JACK Quartet
Roulette, Brooklyn 


Concert Artist Guild gala

Brahms - Sonata no. 2 in F
Michael Brown, piano


Benefit for Kryzowa Music

Beethoven and Tchaikovsky trios
with Viviane Hagner, Carol McGonnell, and Adam Golka

JUNE 13 - JULY 4

Korea Tour with Ensemble DITTO

John Zorn, George Crumb, and Franz Schubert
with Stefan Jackiw, Jonny Lee, Richard O'Neill, Michael Nicolas, and Steven Lin

JULY 5-15

Chamber Music Northwest

Olivier Messiaen, David Fulmer, Ravel, Bach
Portland, OR

AUGUST 17-24

VIVO Festival
Columbus, OH


European tour with Steve Coleman


Moab Music Festival
Moab, UT