Ann Alton - Principal Cello
Cellist Ann Alton has performed as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Ann has won awards from the Harriet Hale Woolley Foundation, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Koussevitsky Foundation, the National Arts Club, and the National Music Teachers Association. She has given solo and chamber music concerts at LincolnCenter, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Salle Cortot, the Caramoor Festival, and other venues. Her performances have been broadcast on American and German Public Television and National Public Radio. Her recordings can be found on the Vox and Albany labels.
Having started cello study at an early age with her mother, cellist Ardyth Alton, Ann attended the Pre-College Division of the JuilliardSchool. She was awarded a full scholarship from the JuilliardSchool where she earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. She received her Doctorate of Music from the Manhattan School of Music as a fellowship recipient student of Bernard Greenhouse.
Ann has toured as a member of several trios and chamber groups, including the flute, cello, guitar trio "Tritonis" and the Ace Trio. She has also been cellist with Concertium, and principal cellist of the Valcour Chamber Orchestra.
Since her recent move to Venice, FL, Ann has been playing recital, chamber, and orchestral concerts including performing in the Venice Symphony.