Famed cellist, pianist and composer Dave Eggar will perform in concert in Whitesburg early next week in support of his new album Kingston Morning,
a portion of which was recorded in Big Stone Gap, Va., with bluegrass music legend Dr. Ralph Stanley.
A musical prodigy as a child, Eggar has worked with artist ranging in style from rockers The Who and Coldplay to soprano Kathleen Battle and pop star Beyonce. He will perform at Summit City in Whitesburg on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Eggar began playing the cello and piano at age three. By the age of seven, he had performed on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Eggar debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York at the age of 15, and is a graduate of Harvard University and the Julliard School’s Doctoral Program.
A virtuoso of many musical styles, he has performed and recorded with other artists in numerous genres including Evanescence, Michael Brecker, Josh Groban, Pearl Jam, Fall Out Boy, Dave Sanborn, Ray Lamontagne, Roberta Flack, The Spin Doctors, Dianne Reeves, Brandy, Carly Simon, Phil Ramone, Hannah Montana, Duncan Sheik, Sinead O’Connor, Bon Jovi, Manhattan Transfer, Corinne Bailey Ray and many more.
magazine calls Dave Eggar, “An exceptionally accomplished all-around musician.” The New York Times
says “Eggar’s work is breathtaking … a deliverance from the sedate formality of the typical cello recital.”
Eggar’s latest CD project and companion DVD video were released in August after being recorded in Brooklyn, N.Y., Kingston, Jamaica, and Big Stone Gap. Favorite Eggar tracks on the release include “
Earth’s Paradise” (vocals by Jamaican roots reggae legend Luciano); “
Follow Me to the Sun” (vocals by Chuck Palmer); “High Atmosphere” (vocals by NPR’s Robin & Linda Williams — Prairie Home Companion); “Itsbynne Reel” and “Jacob’s Vision” (vocals by Ralph Stanley).
Eggar’s list of awards and accomplishments includes accolades from Time Magazine, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, Sony Records Elevated Standards Award in classical music, the Geraldine Dodge & Leonard Bernstein Foundations, and at 15 was the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International Competition.