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Anne Martindale Williams

Artist Lecturer in Cello

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Anne Martindale Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as its Assistant Principal Cello in 1976 and within three years became the first woman in the orchestra's history to be named Principal Cello. She made her solo début performing Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor and has since soloed in Pittsburgh and on tour at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and in Florida. Mrs. Williams has appeared in chamber-music recitals with André Previn and Christoph Eschenbach, among others. On a nationally televised segment of Previn and the Pittsburgh, she joined Yehudi Menuhin and André Previn in a performance of Beethoven's Trio in C minor. She made her London début in a performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared in a nationally televised series Concertos, produced by the B.B.C., performing the Brahms Double Concerto with Salvatore Accardo and the Royal Philharmonic, André Previn conducting. Mrs. Williams is a graduate of Curtis, where she studied with Orlando Cole. She also serves as cellist in the Carnegie Mellon Trio.