|Find the right sound and tempo (in 2 rather than stuck in 6)||00h:00m:39s|
|Sound should be floaty so it can blend with other celli||00h:01m:14s|
|Eric's trick for starting the excerpt||00h:01m:30s|
New York Philharmonic cellist Eric Bartlett demonstrates his approach to Verdi's Requiem, Offertorio.
Eric Bartlett established himself as an artist of formidable talent and artistic integrity even before joining the New York Philharmonic in 1997. He served as principal cellist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival orchestra and co-principal of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for 14 years. He appeared frequently as a member soloist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and is featured on several of their Deutsche Grammaphon recordings. Other solo appearances include the Cabrillo Festival, the Anchorage Symphony, the Hartford Chamber Orchestra, the Aspen and Juilliard orchestras, and the New York Philharmonic’s Horizons ‘84 series. Mr. Bartlett is the recipient of a Solo Recitalist’s Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and a special Performance Award as a finalist of the 1987 New England Conservatory/Piatagorsky competition. Recent solo appearances include the Cabrillo Music Festival and the Brattleboro Music Center in Vermont. Mr. Bartlett has participated in over 90 premieres and has commissioned new works for the cello. In 1986 he gave the Warsaw premiere of Elliott Carter’s Sonata for Cello and Piano. He has recorded the cello music of Larry Bell, “River of Ponds,” for North-South Records and has served as either artist-president or vice president of Speculum Musicae since 1982. Mr. Bartlett teaches Orchestral Performance at the Juilliard School.