Cellist Eric Bartlett grew up in Marlboro, Vermont and received his earliest musical training in the southern Vermont area. He is now a member of the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Speculum Musicae, all in New York. His solo appearances include the Cabrillo Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Anchorage Symphony, the Hartford Chamber Orchestra, the Aspen and Julliard Orchestras and the New York Philharmonic’s Horizons ’84 series. Bartlett is the recipient of a Solo Recitalist’s Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and a special Performance Award as a finalist of the 1987 New England Conservatory/ Piatigorsky Award. Bartlett has participated in over ninety premieres with ensembles such as Speculum Musicae, the New York New Music Ensemble, The Group for Contemporary Music, and the Columbia String Quartet, and he has commissioned new works for the cello from American composers. Bartlett has performed at the Mostly Mozart, Marlboro, Aspen Adirondack, Grand Teton and Waterloo Music festivals, and has been a regular participant at the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival since 1996. From 1984 until he joined the New York Philharmonic in 1997 Mr. Bartlett served as both the principal cellist of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and co-principal of Orpheus, and for two seasons was also guest principal of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Bartlett’s early teachers included George Finckel, Blanche Honegger Moyse, and Leopold Teraspulsky. He was awarded full scholarships to both the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School and received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard where he was a student of Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins. He teaches Orchestra Repertoire at the Juilliard School and is the lead coach of the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra.