Peter Prosser (cello) has had a multilliceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, record producer and conductor. Highlights include recording the Saint-Saens, Lab and Dvorak concerti for Alabama Public Television, the Haydn D major Concerto for Kentucky Educational Television, producing CDs for the Paragon Ragtime orchestra, conducting Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters on Broadway, and conducting the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra at the Centennial Gala for the Philadelphia Orchestra.  He has also conducted for the American Mosaic series at Concordia College, at the Alabama Summer Music Center, and served as the associate conductor for the national tour of Stephen Sondheim’s into the Woods. More recently, he was assistant conductor for the Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles. He is former cellist of the Royale Trio and winner of the Manogue International and National Arts Club competitions. Forays into pop culture have found him working with Willie Nelson, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, appearing as solo cellist with Shirley Bassey at Carnegie Hall, at Town Hall with the late Nancy LaMott, and with Bernadette Peters at Avesy Fisher Hall. Other recordings include contemporasy solo cello works by Robert Dix and Joseph Levin, blues with Eric Clapton and B.B.King~ and a Christmas album, Annual’s Christmas with Alt (iarfiinkel and Amy Grant. Radio and television appearances include The Listening Room and Young Artist Showcase on WQXR (New Yotk), Around New York on WNYC, West Coast Weekend on KQED (San Francisco) and Saturday Night Live. A graduate of the University of Aiabama and the Manhattan School of Music, he joined the faculty of the Mannes College of Music in 1991, and is a performance associate at Hunter College.

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