Guy Fishman, Principal Cellist of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, will give a concert at the Truro Meeting House, Sunday, August 19 at 6:00 pm. Mr. Fishman’s program will include three Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, as well as Gabrielli’s Canon for two cellos, for which he will be joined by special guest cellist, Truro native Saskia Maxwell Keller.
Active as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, Mr. Fishman’s playing has been praised as “plangent” by The Boston Globe, “electrifying” by the New York Times, and “beautiful … noble” by the Boston Herald. His numerous recordings have won wide praise. His most recent release, of Vivaldi cello concerti with members of the Handel and Haydn Society (Olde Focus), was called “brilliant” by the Huffington Post and “a feast for the ears” by Early Music America. It was voted “Top 10 Releases of 2017” by WRTI in Philadelphia.
Mr. Fishman started playing the cello at age 12, and at 16 began his Baccalaureate studies with David Soyer at the Manhattan School of Music. He completed his Doctoral studies with Laurence Lesser at New England Conservatory, and as a Fulbright Fellow, he spent a year in Amsterdam studying with the famed Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma.
His Truro concert will mark Mr. Fishman’s first appearance on the Outer Cape. He will perform on a 1704 instrument made in Rome by David Tecchler. In demand as an early music specialist in the United States and abroad, he is currently on the faculty at New England Conservatory and Bridgewater State University.
Ms. Keller studied with Mr. Fishman while an undergraduate at Harvard College where she graduated this spring magna cum laude with highest honors, majoring in Music and History of Art and Architecture. She was the recipient of both the John Knowles Paine Traveling Fellowship and a Davison Fellowship for Travel in Music. As a winner of a prestigious Knox Fellowship, next year she will be pursuing a Masters in Musicology at the University of Edinburgh.
The event is free, though contributions will be encouraged; all proceeds benefit the preservation of the Truro Meeting House. The Meeting House, home of Truro’s First Parish Congregational Church, is located at 3 First Parish Lane next to Truro Town Hall in Truro Center.