BAROQUE AND MODERN CELLIST
Keiran Campbell is a performer and teacher specializing in modern and baroque cello playing, and he recently moved from New York to Toronto to become a core member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, he began studying the cello at age eight. Keiran received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, studying with Darrett Adkins as an undergraduate and with Phoebe Carrai and Timothy Eddy as a master’s student. He has appeared as a soloist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the North State Chamber Orchestra, the Mallarme Chamber Orchestra, the Durham Symphony, and Juilliard415.
Keiran has performed with the festival orchestra at Boston Early Music Festival, Le Concert des Nations, The English Consort, Trinity Wall Street, Melius Consort, New York Baroque Incorporated, and Mercury Baroque Orchestra. He is also a founding member of two New York-based period chamber groups, Voyage Sonique and New Amsterdam Consort,
During the summer, he performs in Teatro Nuovo, a bel canto opera festival in upstate New York. He has also played in the Perlman Chamber Workshop, Sarasota Music Festival, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. Keiran has worked closely with Steven Isserlis and Ralph Kirshbaum in masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove, Frans Helmerson at the Juilliard School, and with David Geringas at the Accademia Chigiana.
Keiran plays on a cello made in 2018 by Tim Johnson, which is modeled after a cello by Nicolò Gagliano.
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“…From this instrument Campbell coaxed and tamed a growling beast of sounds, at times rich and gravelly, at others smooth and clear. Campbell’s light touch created an illusion of spontaneity, perfect for Giuseppe Colombi’s Trompa, where quick runs mimicked gentle trumpet fanfares. Similarly, he played the Courante from J.S. Bach’s Suite in G Major with the ease of a pub fiddler, shaping confident phrases which built up tension before a final fluttering trill. He’s a delightful performer, and it will be exciting to see how he grows with the ensemble over the coming season.” -the WholeNote
“…The continuo was, appropriately, an active, sparkling participant in the musical conversation. Mention must be made of the performances of Charlotte Nediger (harpsichord) and Keiran Campbell (cello).” – Toronto Concert Reviews