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Brooks Whitehouse

Brooks Whitehouse


BROOKS WHITEHOUSE, Cello

Cellist Brooks Whitehouse enjoys an active career as a performer and teacher. As a founding member of the Guild Trio, he won both the "USIA Artistic Ambassador" and "Chamber Music Yellow Springs" competitions, and has held artist-in-residence positions at The Tanglewood Music Center, Stony Brook University and The University of Virginia. His trio has appeared throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Norway, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Portugal, France and Australia.

As both soloist and recitalist, Mr. Whitehouse has performed throughout the United States and abroad.  He was recently a featured soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart, and appeared at the Kennedy Center with Bernard Greenhouse and Selma Gokcen as part of a tribute to the legacy of Pablo Casals.  A popular guest artist with other ensembles, Mr. Whitehouse has performed with the American Chamber Players, the New Millennium Ensemble and the New Zealand String Quartet.  As  a member of the European-based Atma Trio, he has toured extensively in Europe and the United States.  He has been featured on NPR's "Performance Today," WQXR's "McGraw-Hill Young Artist Showcase," WNYC's "Around New York," and the Australian and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation networks, and has recorded for the Centaur, CRI, and Innova labels.

Mr. Whitehouse is now artist/professor of cello at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and has previously held professorships at the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). While at UNCG, he was artistic director of three international cello celebrations honoring the legacy and artistry of cellists Luigi Silva, Bernard Greenhouse and Laszlo Varga. His celebrations brought together participants from 30 states, five foreign countries, and 27 conservatories and universities, and lead to collaborations with many of the world's finest cellists, including Janos Starker, Steven Doane, Joel Krosnick, Timothy Eddy and Paul Katz. He now serves on the board of the Greenhouse Foundation, an organization dedicated to the education and support of young cellists around the world.