Brady Anderson

Cello

Pleasanton, CA
23 Played at 23 groupmuses!

Brady Anderson

Cello

About

Cellist Brady Anderson received his Master of Music in Cello Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of California at Berkeley.

As an avid orchestral musician, he has played in the cello sections of several California orchestras, such as the Stockton Symphony, Monterey Symphony, and Fresno Philharmonic, and Indiana orchestras Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and Columbus Philharmonic. He was principal cellist of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Chamber Orchestra, IU Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Summer Philharmonic. Brady has played under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, Marin Alsop, and Jakub Hruša.

Brady is also an accomplished soloist, having performed most of the standard cello concerto repertoire with orchestra. He received top prizes in numerous competitions, including American String Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association performance competitions. Brady was awarded Eisner Prize for musical achievement at Berkeley and was a recipient of the Janos Starker Scholarship at Indiana.

Having performed chamber music extensively, Brady has had the opportunity to collaborate with both faculty and colleagues across the country. He is also the cellist and a founding member of the Alden Trio and is currently interim cellist of the Thalea String Quartet. Brady studied chamber music under the guidance of Menahem Pressler, Jorja Fleezanis, Anne Epperson, Atar Arad, Paul Hersh, Ian Swensen, members of the Pacifica String Quartet, members of the Juilliard String Quartet, and many others.

Brady’s former teachers include Peter Stumpf, Jonathan Koh, and Irene Sharp. During his cello studies, Brady performed in master classes of Tamas Varga, Zuill Bailey, David Geber, Emilio Colon, Mark Votapek, Irene Sharp, Wendy Sharp, and the Alexander String Quartet. Brady enjoys performing many genres of music and has recorded with dozens of groups, including Nataly Dawn, Cyprus Hill, Jennifer Hudson, and he can be heard on the Grammy-nominated La Orquesta Sinfonietta album Canto America. Brady has also performed with hip-hop group Deltron 3030 at Rock the Bells 2012 and 2013, Stern Grove, and at the Fillmore in SF.

Music

All standard repertoire cello sonatas
Standard repertoire piano trios, string quartets, piano quartets, piano quintets, and string sextets

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Past groupmuses (23)

  • Benicia Chamber Players

    Saturday, Mar 4, 2023 5:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Kensington
    • Composers: Françaix and Fauré
    • Instruments: Piano Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $30+ at event

    Happened about 1 year ago

  • Late summer groupmuse

    Friday, Aug 30, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Woodside Plaza/Selby Lane
    • Composers: Arensky, Schubert
    • Instruments: Classical
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Hello, 4 Cellos

    Friday, Jul 19, 2019 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington
    • Composers: Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Debussy, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Cello quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Beethoven and Prokofiev Cello/Piano Sonatas!

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Composers: Beethoven, Prokofiev
    • Instruments: Cello, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Dolores Piano and Cello Night!

    Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Dolores Heights, SF
    • Composers: Prokofiev, Schumann
    • Instruments: Cello and Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Music in the Rockridge Sunset

    Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Upper Rockridge, Oakland
    • Composers: Grieg, traditional folk
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Unicorn Castlemuse - Summertime Bloom!

    Friday, Aug 10, 2018 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: West Oakland
    • Composers: Grieg
    • Instruments: String quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Groupmuse at The Academy

    Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: The Castro, SF
    • Composers: Mendelssohn, Danish String Quartet
    • Instruments: String quartet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Encore X2!

    Friday, May 4, 2018 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Composers: Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Piazzola
    • Instruments: Cello and piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Encore, Encore, in Kensington!

    Friday, Feb 9, 2018 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Composers: Mendelssohn, Smetana
    • Instruments: Violin, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Bring in the New Year!

    Friday, Dec 29, 2017 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Kensington, CA
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Mission Chamber: Alden Trio plays Ravel and Jalbert

    Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 2:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, San Francisco
    • Composers: Ravel, Jalbert
    • Instruments: Piano Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Embassy Groupmuse September

    Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Lower Haight, San Francisco
    • Composers: Brahms, Dvorak
    • Instruments: Piano, Cello, Violin, Viola
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Massivemuse

    Thalea and the Greatest Fugue - A Groupmuse Massivemuse

    Friday, Aug 25, 2017 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Composers: Beethoven
    • Instruments: String Quartet
    • Price: $20 tickets ($15 for Supermusers)

    Happened over 6 years ago

  • Friday Night Groupmuse

    Friday, Aug 18, 2017 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Adams Point, Oakland
    • Composers: Beethoven, Mozart
    • Instruments: String Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • String Quartet Evening in Hancock Park/Mid-City

    Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Hancock Park, Los Angeles
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Massivemuse

    Why Cello!

    Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, SF
    • Price: $20 tickets ($15 for Supermusers)

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Summer Night in the Mission with Thalea String Quartet

    Friday, Jun 16, 2017 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Beethoven? Fugettaboutit!

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 7 years ago

  • Embassy Groupmuse

    Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Lower Haight, San Francisco
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago