Brian Snow

Praised by the Boston Globe for his “…pugnacious, eloquent, self-assurance…”, cellist Brian Snow has earned a reputation as a compelling and versatile performer and a skilled educator. Dr. Snow has performed and recorded with a variety of artists, including Meredith Monk, The National, Max Richter, Björk, and the Emerson String Quartet and has worked closely with composers including Nico Muhly, David T. Little, and Martin Bresnick. In 2013, he and his wife, violinist Caroline Chin released a critically acclaimed CD of violin and cello music by Elliott Carter on Centaur Records. He has also appeared on New Amsterdam, Innova, Deutche Gramophon, Cantaloupe, and Naxos labels. He has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bargemusic, 92nd St. Y, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan, and performs regularly with many prominent contemporary music ensembles, including ACME, Alarm Will Sound, Da Capo Chamber Players, and Talea Ensemble. As principal cellist of New York Symphonic Ensemble, Dr. Snow has performed in halls throughout Japan on that ensemble's annual tours and has appeared as soloist at halls in Fukuoka and Sendai. Other concerto appearances include Riverside Orchestra in New York, Longy Chamber Orchestra in Boston as winner of the Longy Concerto Soloists Competition, Crescent City Symphony in New Orleans, the Hartt Symphony as first prize winner of the Paranov Competition, and the BGSU Philharmonia. Dr. Snow has presented recitals and masterclasses nationally and internationally institutions including Eastern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Sam Houston State University, and Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, China. Highlights of the 2018-2019 season include the premiere of David T. Little’s “How it begins…how it ends” for solo cello at the Detroit Institute of Arts, recitals at St. Olaf College, SUNY Fredonia, Youngstown State, the premiere of a violin/cello duo by BGSU composition faculty Christopher Dietz at the University of South Carolina and performances with Newspeak Ensemble in Austin, TX. Dr. Snow received a DMA from Stony Brook University, a MM from Yale, and holds degrees from Hartt and Longy Schools of Music. His teachers have included Aldo Parisot, David Finckel, and Colin Carr. Dr. Snow has previously served in faculty positions at Sarah Lawrence College, Western Connecticut State University , and Brooklyn Conservatory and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Cello at Bowling Green State University.