Greg Hesselink

Greg Hesselink leads an eclectic musical life as a chamber musician, soloist, teacher and promoter of new music. In addition to being an original member of Locrian, he is a member of the Naumburg winning New Millennium Ensemble, Sequitur, Newband (caretakers of the Harry Partch instrument collection) and is principal cello of the Riverside Symphony. A former member of New York Philomusica, the Manhattan Sinfonietta, and the Bang on a Can “Spit” Orchestra, he has also performed with many other established ensembles including Speculum Musicae, New York New Music Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, Argento, the Group for Contemporary Music, the Flux Quartet, the American Symphony Chamber Players, and with the dance companies of Cedar Lake, Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham and Nai Ni Chen. Performance venues include the Lincoln Center Chamber Society, Library of Congress, Donaueschinger Musiktage (Germany), Spoleto (Italy), Salihara Festival (Indonesia), Music for Museums (Ireland) and other festivals throughout north America, Europe and Asia. Greg has premiered numerous works including concertos by James Tenney (on the tenor violin) Ross Bauer and Daniel Weymouth. An active teacher, he has taught at Sarah Lawrence and Priceton, and is currently on the faculty of Mannes pre-college, while teaching at Apple Hill in the summers. Each summer he is also a regular participant at Monadnock Music. Recordings can be heard on CRI, Nonesuch, Bridge, Koch, Albany, Wergo, Innova, PPI and Point Records.

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