Helen Newby

Musician


New York, NY
Cellist
@hnoobs
7 Followers
65 Played at 65 groupmuses!

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I completed my Master's at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and did my undergrad at Oberlin Conservatory. I'm a member of the Bay Area-based Amaranth Quartet and love chamber music and collaborations of all varieties. Contemporary music is a big passion of mine, as I'm continually seeking out ways to expand the sonic possibilities of the cello. I also love arranging pop songs in my spare time (Backstreet Boys, anyone?)

Traditional Repertoire

Solo: any of the Bach Cello Suites, Kodaly solo sonata, Cassado solo suite, Crumb sonata, Dutilleux "Trois Strophes"+ many contemporary works
Cello & Piano: works by Prokofiev, Debussy, Brahms, Schnittke, Poulenc, Beethoven, Janacek, Arvo Part, Messiaen, Schumann, Ravel, etc
Chamber: too much to name! anything by Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, Janacek, Debussy, Schnittke, Schoenberg, Ravel, etc

I'm really into contemporary music--I've commissioned close to one hundred works for solo cello and various chamber ensembles and would love to share some of these works with others!

Also a baroque cello noob--have played some Vivaldi, Bach, Couperin, de Fesch, Gabrielli.

Videos

Performed groupmuses (65)

A Very Contemporary Holiday

  • Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 8:00 PM
  • Providence, RI

This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Pieces for Solo Cello with Helen Newby

  • Friday, July 24, 2020, at 5:00 PM
  • San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

Cello Solo night by Helen Newby

  • Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7:00 PM
  • Potrero Hill, SF

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Quartets and cider!

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • South Harlem New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Central Harlem Cellomuse

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Central Harlem New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Backyard cello!

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 4:00 PM
  • Greenpoint

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

The Amaranth Quartet plays Beethoven, Shostakovich and a premier of Aminikia!

  • Friday, April 12, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Kensington, CA

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Haight Cello groupmuse

  • Friday, April 5, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Haight-Ashbury, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Spring strings

  • Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 4:00 PM
  • Greenpoint NY

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Chelseamuse

  • Friday, March 1, 2019, at 8:00 PM
  • Chelsea

This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Cello on Wolcott Street in Red Hook!

  • Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 3:00 PM
  • Red Hook, Brooklyn

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Cool String Quartet "Amaranth" in little Russia

  • Friday, December 14, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Richmond District, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Almost 30 Groupmuse!

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Central Berkeley, Berkeley

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Monday Night Muse in the Sunset

  • Monday, September 24, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Outer Sunset, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Groupmuse in the Summer

  • Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 3:00 PM
  • May Valley, Richmond Richmond, CA

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Cool String Quartet in Portrero hill

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Potrero Hill, SF

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Summer Musings

  • Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 8:00 PM
  • Central Berkeley, Berkeley

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Midsummer Music Magic

  • Friday, July 6, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Mission District, SF

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Classical on Clipper!

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Noe Valley, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

A-musing by the bay

  • Friday, June 15, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Dogpatch, SF San Francisco, CA

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago