American cellist, pianist, and composer ProArt, will be held under an event tent on the lawn of the museum and will begin at 7:00 p.m.
A musical prodigy as a child, Dave Eggar began playing the cello and piano at age three. By the age of seven, Dave had performed on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera. He debuted at Carnegie Hall at the age of 15. Dave is a graduate of Harvard University and the Julliard School’s Doctoral Program.
Mr. Eggar has appeared worldwide as a solo cellist and pianist. A virtuoso of many musical styles, Dave has performed and recorded with artists in numerous genres including The Who, Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and Coldplay. His 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.
Dave’s mission to “not just cross over, but to cross through” multiple genres of music is apparent in all of his releases. His latest CD, Kingston Morning, was recorded in Brooklyn, NY, Kingston, Jamaica, and Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Eggar says this project was an especially moving and emotional recording for to make. He adds, “My imagination has always been captivated by the music and culture of Appalachia. These journeys were truly a life altering experience for me. I am especially proud of the music that has been produced as a result of our efforts.” Reviews for Kingston Morning have shown that Mr. Eggar has reason to be proud. Recently, the New York Times praised the CD and wrote: “Eggar’s work is breathtaking … a deliverance from the sedate formality of the typical cello recital.”
Dave visited Southwest Virginia in July of this year, performing at a variety of venues around the region. For his return trip this October, his only public performance will be at the Southwest Virginia Museum. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience the unique artistry of Dave Eggar.
For additional information about the performance, please contact the Southwest Virginia Museum at 276-523-1322.