TROY KENNETH STUART, gifted American cellist and highly respected pedagogue, has shared his passion for the cello and chamber music through his teaching at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (Preparatory and Conservatory), Baltimore School for the Arts, Third Street Music Settlement (NYC), and the Maryland Talent Education Center. He has also served on the faculties of Opus 118 (NYC), Schwob School of Music (GA – Visiting Professor), and Morgan State University. In recent summers, Mr. Stuart has taught at Apple Hill Chamber Music Center, Reveille Music Camp, Kinhaven, and Musicordia.
Highlights from recent seasons, as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician: Mr. Stuart has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto at Eastman School of Music with the Gateways Chamber Orchestra, presented a duo recital with violin virtuoso Tai Murray at the Harvard Club in NYC, appeared in the Dorot Series in NYC, in a concert of viola quintets (with Todd Phillips, Katherine Cho, Cynthia Phelps, and Maureen Gallagher), and has given a recital on the Four Seasons Series in San Francisco. For ten years Mr. Stuart was a founding member of the Ritz Chamber Players. He has toured nationally, recorded, held residencies in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Florida, and was featured on the international FOX-TV broadcast of the NAACP Image Awards.
In 1988 Mr. Stuart was invited to participate at the internationally televised (CBS) Kennedy Center Honors in honor of Schneider, where he performed alongside Isaac Stern, Jamie Laredo, Michael Tree, Sharon Robinson, and Pamela Frank. Concert pianist Armenta invited Mr. Stuart to participate in the newly formed Gateways Music Festival where he served as a principal cellist under conductor Michael Morgan.
Mr. Stuart is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore School for the Arts, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Mr. Stuart’s major teachers included Richard Kapuchinski, Steve Doane, Norman Fischer, and Ronald Thomas. He has coached chamber music with Apple Hill Chamber Players, Isidore Cohen, Abraham Skernick, Timothy Eddy, Isaac Stern and members of the Guarneri, Julliard, Vermeer, Lydian, Audubon and Smithson Quartets.
Mr. Stuart is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Freidberg Lecture/Artist Award, and the Martell Cordon Bleu Award, presented by actor/musician Dudley Moore and the Seagrams Company LTD.