Elaine Kreston, cellist
"I haven't forgotten how you project soul through sound." M.K.
"I was at the Inner Directions Gathering a few days ago and thought your playing was superb, one of the highlights I'll always remember." J.A.
"Your cello playing is exquisite and adds an element that you don't hear very often in contemporary music." M.D.
"You were a big highlight of last year's concert." G.M.
"Elaine Kreston wowed the audience with her stunning performance of the 'Suite No. 1 in G Major for Cello' from memory; the velvety richness of her interpretation of this work was a highlight of the evening." - The Alameda Sun
Cellist Elaine Kreston has performed throughout the USA and Europe, including Carnegie's Recital Hall, as soloist on Broadway, with pop and rock stars, and has been featured in broadcasts on NPR and KPFA.
Her talents are diverse: a founding member of the classical Maybeck Trio, she also performs in RumiCello: a collaboration that beautifully mingles the poetry of Rumi with the sounds of the cello. Blending her background of classical music with improvisation, she has performed as soloist at the events of Krishna Das, Adyashanti, and Eckhart Tolle.
As a recording artist, Elaine adds her mellow tones to the albums of singer-songwriters, movie scores, and has released a cd with TranslucenT. Elaine's background includes receiving a bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and a Masterís Degree from UT-Austin. With a spirited desire to share the wonders of music with future generations, she currently leads a teaching studio in the Bay Area and frequently visits schools, public and private, to perform, teach, and inspire. To learn more about her latest adventures, please visit www.elainekreston.com .
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If you want to continue reading.... Here's a bit more about Elaine, as performer and teacher.....
An active chamber musician, she has appeared in New York City's Weill Recital
Hall at Carnegie, the Kosciuszko Foundation and Steinway Hall. Ms. Kreston has
performed throughout the United States and Europe, and as an advocate of new
music, has participated in numerous premieres. As a member of Musicians Accord,
a new music group based in New York City, she has been featured on WNYC. She has
performed with and been featured by New York's unique and acclaimed chamber
orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony. The variety of performing she enjoys also took
her to Broadway, where she gave solo performances in Matthew Bourne's new
interpretation of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. As concerto soloist, Ms. Kreston's
appearances include London, England; San Francisco; and Chicago's Orchestra
Elaine participated in the winter residency program of the Aspen Music
Festival in Colorado as a member of the new music group NonSequitur. The group
of six musicians led masterclasses and performed throughout the Aspen valley,
introducing many children as well as adults to contemporary music and
techniques. Ms. Kreston spent her 1997 season in Europe where she was an artist
with the European Mozart Foundation based in Poland and the Czech Republic,
which sponsored chamber music performances throughout Europe.
Currently a private cello teacher in Berkeley, she also coaches the cello
sections of local youth orchestras and teaches chamber music at the Crowden
School, the chamber-music based middle school and Center For Music in Berkeley,
California. She has coached the cello sections of the Chicago Youth Symphony
Orchestras and the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra.
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