BIOGRAPHY

Cellist Bryan Hayslett continues to distinguish himself as a versatile solo, orchestral, and chamber music player. Cited by judges as displaying “superb musicianship and rich, sonorous playing,” Hayslett made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 as first prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International String Competition and returned the following year as a repeat top prize laureate. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Music Performance at NYU Steinhardt where he also teaches as adjunct artist faculty. He is currently the cellist of contemporary performance group Juxtatonal.

Hayslett is a proponent of new music, having founded and participated in the Semiosis Quartet and several new music chamber groups in the New England area. He has given three solo concert tours with new music as a central focus, including performances in Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Hartford, Albany, Tampa FL, Holland MI, and Jackson MS, and a residency at the University of South Florida. In addition, he has premiered works with the Equilibrium Concert Series, The Fifth Floor Collective, and New Music Brandeis and has coached with composers such as Louis Andriessen, Joan Tower, Gunther Schuller, and Yehudi Wyner. Hayslett can be heard on an Innova recording, "A Special Light," featuring music of David Macbride.

A member of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society, Hayslett holds degrees from The Hartt School of Music (B.M.) and The Boston Conservatory (M.M., G.P.D.), and his principal teachers include Marion Feldman, Rhonda Rider, Terry King, and Yuri Anshelevich. In addition to soloing with the Boston Conservatory Lab Orchestra and serving as principal cellist in his school orchestras, Hayslett has performed in the Boston Chamber Orchestra, MIT Concert Choir Orchestra, Gordon College Symphony, Hartt Independent Chamber Orchestra, and Gregory Singer’s Manhattan Symphony. He has collaborated with artists including Joseph Silverstein, David Kim, Carol Rodland, and Scott Kluksdahl, and he has coached with the Muir, JACK, and Apple Hill String Quartets as well as with Bonnie Hampton, David Finckel, Steven Doane, and Norman Fischer. His festival appearances include Eighth Blackbird's Creative Lab, Silkroad's Global Musician Workshop, The Emerging Composers and Quartets Program at Deer Valley, The Cello Seminar, the Castleman Quartet Program, and Lyricafest. He performs on a American cello made by Gary Davis in 1998. In addition to traditional and contemporary music, Hayslett plays live improvised music for yoga classes.

Beyond performing and teaching, Hayslett competes several times each year in triathlons and enjoys practicing yoga. He currently resides in New York City.

 

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Cellist Bryan Hayslett is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Music Performance at NYU Steinhardt where he also teaches as adjunct artist faculty. He is currently the cellist of contemporary performance group Juxtatonal.He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 as first prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International String Competition and returned the following year as a repeat top prize laureate. Hayslett has given three solo concert tours with new music as a central focus, including performances in Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Hartford, Albany, Tampa FL, Holland MI, and Jackson MS, and a residency at the University of South Florida. Hayslett holds degrees from The Hartt School of Music (B.M.) and The Boston Conservatory (M.M., G.P.D.), and his principle teachers include Marion Feldman, Rhonda Rider, Terry King, and Yuri Anshelevich. He can be heard on an Innova recording, "A Special Light," featuring music of David Macbride. A proponent of new music, Hayslett frequently commissions and works with composers including David Macbride, Kareem Roustom, and Drew Baker. His attendance at the Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop in 2015 has inspired nonclassical projects ranging to live improvised music for yoga classes. Beyond performing and teaching, Hayslett competes several times each year in triathlons and enjoys practicing yoga. He currently resides in New York City.