Los Angeles-born cellist BARRY GOLD, a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1982, began studying cello with Gretchen Geber. A Young Musicians Foundation scholarship recipient, Gold began his performing career as a member of the YMF Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles; while still a teenager, he was a member of a piano trio that won a prestigious Coleman Chamber Music Prize. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School of Music, which awarded him the Eduard Steuermann Memorial Prize upon his graduation in 1979. In addition to cello studies with Harvey Shapiro, he studied chamber music with Felix Galimir and members of the Juilliard String Quartet.
Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gold participated in the Tanglewood and Victoria (B.C.) summer festivals and was a member of both the Pasadena and Long Beach Symphonies. He has appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonic, is a frequent performer at LA Phil Chamber Music concerts, and has participated in a number of world premieres on Philharmonic New Music Group programs. He is also featured with the New Music Group on the recording of John Harbison’s The Natural World. From 1990-1993 he served as teaching assistant to Lynn Harrell at USC, and from 1993-2000 he was a visiting assistant professor of cello at UCLA.