2017 Festival Orchestra: Barry Gold

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Barry Gold, cello

Los Angeles-born cellist BARRY GOLD, a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1982, began cello studies with Gretchen Geber. A Young Musicians Foundation scholarship recipient, Gold began his performing career as a member of the YMF Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles; while still a teenager, he was a member of a piano trio that won a prestigious first prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, Ca. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, which awarded him the coveted Edward Steuermann Memorial Prize upon his graduation in 1979. In addition to cello studies with renown performer and pedagogue Harvey Shapiro, he studied chamber music with Felix Galimir and member of the Juilliard String Quartet. Gold has participated in several music festivals, including the Tanglewood and Victoria, B.C. festivals, the Mainly Mozart Festival since 2007, and the Steamboat Springs Festival in Colorado. Prior to joining the Philharmonic, he was a member of both the Long Beach and Pasadena Symphonies. He has appeared as soloist with the L.A. Philharmonic under the baton of Andre Previn in Sir Michael Tippett’s Triple Concerto and with Harry Bicket in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins and Two Cellos. He is a frequent performer at LA Phil Chamber Music concerts and has participated on a number of world premieres on Philharmonic Green Umbrella concerts. Gold has served as a teaching assistant to Lynn Harrell at the Univ. of Southern California’s School of Music, and as an adjunct Professor of Cello at UCLA. Ever since its founding under Dr. Noreen Green, Gold has performed as Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.