On Demand: A UNCSA Cello Homecoming with Samuel Magill
Guest Artist Series
Distinguished cellist Samuel Magill (H.S. ’71), hailed as “flat out magnificent” by
American Record Guide, returns to UNCSA, joining faculty-artist Dmitri Shteinberg, piano, for a special recital of masterworks by Franco Alfano, Eugene Bozza and John
Ireland, as well as an “all UNCSA” cello collaboration with David Popper’s Requiem
for three cellos.
Magill has garnered international acclaim as a soloist, chamber musician and recording
artist. He is the former associate principal cello of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
and former member of the Houston Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony. A champion
of overlooked Romantic and early 20th-century repertoire, he has made world premiere
recordings of Vernon Duke’s “Cello Concerto” and Franco Alfano’s 1925 “Cello Sonata,”
both on the Naxos label.