Merry Peckham

MERRY PECKHAM, cellist, is a founding member of the Cavani String Quartet, winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. Ms. Peckham has toured throughout the United States and abroad, including appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center and has performed with distinguished artists including Itzhak Perlman, Alisa Weilerstein and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Miami, Ying, Emerson, Borodin, Amadeus, St. Lawrence, Ariel and Colorado String Quartets as well as the Weilerstein and Peabody Piano Trios. Deeply committed to arts-education, Ms. Peckham has given master classes and lecture demonstrations at music festivals, universities and public and private schools throughout the world and former students hold positions in major orchestras, chamber ensembles and music schools. Ms. Peckham has given special classes at the Jerusalem Music Center, the Shanghai Conservatory and was featured in the Alan Miller documentary "Perlman in Shanghai" as well as Bruce Weber’s short film, “Virtuosos” produced for Spanish Vogue. Ms.Peckham is Assistant Director of The Perlman Music Program, director of The Chamber Music Workshop @ The Perlman Music Program, is a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music (since 1988), is a visiting teacher of chamber music at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a member of the Elysian Piano Trio. She is the host for the radio program Offbeat on Cleveland classical music station, WCLV.

Last updated 11-27-13


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