Tyler Michael James

Cellist

 

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Cellist Tyler James got his musical start attending the Virginia Governor's School for the Arts while working on his private teacher’s farm to pay for lessons. Tyler toured as principal cellist of the 2018 National Revival Tour of Miss Saigon.

As a soloist, Tyler performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the NYU01 Symphony Orchestra and the Tan Dun Cello Concerto Snow in June with the NYU Percussion Ensemble. Tyler has performed chamber music with artists including Peter Zazofsky, Andrés Càrdenes, and Karen Dreyfus and has held residencies with both the Ēnso String Quartet and the Zodiac Trio.

 

Tyler recently made his 92nd Street Y debut performing Dinah Pruzhansky’s contemporary Piano Trio Sound of the Land on her faculty recital. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic Tyler has been volunteering his time performing socially-distant programs at nursing homes throughout the Boston area as part of a project supported by Lyrica Boston.

 

Tyler was awarded a full scholarship to attend New York University where he studied cello performance with Marion Feldman, historical performance with Myron Lutzke, and following the 2016 presidential election political science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Tyler is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree with Dr. Terry King, protegé of the legendary Gregor Piatigorsky, at the Longy School of Music Of Bard College as an Amy and Joshua Boger Scholar.

Performance of the Swan at the Boston Home sponsored by Lyrica Boston

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