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Department of Music|College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Beth Vanderborgh
Assistant Professor
Cello Studio

Cellist Beth Vanderborgh enjoys a rich and varied career as both soloist and chamber musician. In the summer of 2008 she was appointed to the faculty of the University of Wyoming. Prior to her appointment in Wyoming, she served as principal cellist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Winston-Salem Symphony, co-principal of the Carolina Chamber Symphony. She is a founding member of the acclaimed Stanislas Sextet, based in Nancy, France, and tours regularly with Musica Harmonia.

Dr. Vanderborgh has captured top prizes in the Baltimore Chamber Awards, the National Society of Arts and Letters Cello Competition and the Ulrich Solo Competition. As United States Information Service Artistic Ambassador and member of the Fadial-Vanderborgh Duo, she has performed on four continents, including recitals at the Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection, the Teatro Nacional in Costa Rica and the American University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Recent solo highlights include Elgar's Cello Concerto with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Strauss's Don Quixote and Haydn's D Major Cello Concerto with the Greensboro Symphony, and solo cello in the sextet arrangement of Don Quixote at the Lazlo Varga Cello Celebration. During her tenure with the Greensboro Symphony, she appeared regularly on the chamber series "Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Friends" collaborating with guest artists Lynn Harrell, Augustin Hadelich, Elmar Oliviera, Bela Davidovich, Konstantin Lipschitz, Garrick Ohlsson and Stuart Malina. In 2007 she performed the world premier of Patrick Byers' Gospel Quartet as a Steinway Artist at Steinway Hall in NYC.

Dr. Vanderborgh spends her summers on the faculty of Eastern Music Festival. She holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Maryland, where her teachers included Evelyn Elsing, David Soyer, Steven Doane, and David Geber.

"Wow Great Stuff!" The Washington Post

"...Impeccable musicianship, rhythmic precision, technical expertise and expansive, passionate musicianship. Gorgeous music, exquisitely performed, and I do not believe I have overdone the superlatives." Classical Voice of North Carolina

"cellist Beth Vanderborgh, comparisons to Jacqueline du Pre´aside, plays with the intensely focused sound of Anner Bylsma."

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