|"...played with expertise, energy and
The New York Times
Cellist Katherine Cherbas was recently awarded the President's Award for
Distinguished Graduate Students, given to five graduating doctoral students each year
at SUNY-Stony Brook, where she studied with Timothy Eddy and earned the Doctor of
Musical Arts degree.
Ms. Cherbas has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout the U.S. and
has received particular acclaim for her performances of new music.
Ms. Cherbas has performed chamber music at New York's Miller Theatre,
Weill Hall, Trinity Church, Bargemusic, Focus! Festival, and on WNYC-FM radio.
In a 1999 recital of recently-written string quartets performed at New York's Museum of
Modern Art, Ms. Cherbas and the other members of the Luna Quartet
"played with expertise, energy and consistent polish" (New York Times).
As a founding member of the Neue Bach Band, an eleven-member ensemble
devoted to the performance of vocal and instrumental chamber music of J.S. Bach and
his contemporaries, she has performed baroque chamber music at churches
and universities across the New York metropolitan area.
Ms. Cherbas received a B. A. from Columbia University and the Master of Music degree
from The Juilliard School, where she was a fellowship recipient and a student of Joel
Krosnick. She also has been awarded fellowships to several summer music festivals,
including the Bach Aria and Norfolk Chamber Music Festivals, and
the Tanglewood Music Center.
Her recording of Milton Babbitt's String Quartet No. 6 will be in stores soon.