Evelyn L. Elsing
Professor, CelloBarbara K. Steppel Memorial Faculty Fellow String Division
B.M., University of Michigan; M.M., University of Michigan; Post Graduate Studies, The Juilliard School
Cellist Evelyn Elsing received degrees from the University of Michigan, where she was awarded the university's highest honor to a performer, the Stanley Medal. She later participated in the Professional Studies Program at The Juilliard School. Miss Elsing, Professor of Cello, has been a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland since 1974 and is the first recipient of the Barbara K. Steppel Memorial Faculty Fellowship in Cello in the School of Music.
Miss Elsing has garnered recognitions as a prizewinner in the Munich Cello Competition, a finalist in the Tchaikovsky Competition, and a prizewinner in the International String Competition sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club in Washington, DC. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Recital Soloist Grant and a Certificate of Merit from the American String Teachers Association.
Miss Elsing has collaborated with the Cleveland, Guarneri, and Muir Quartets. She is a founding member of the Ecco Trio, a piano trio with whom she has toured Japan and the United States. She has performed at such venues as Dvorak Hall in Prague, Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Festspielhaus in Vienna, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, San Marco Cathedral in Venice, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin Hall in New York City, and the Library of Congress, the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, and the Kennedy Center in this area. She has participated in the summer festivals of Spoleto, Italy, Salzburg, Austria, Aspen, the Library of Congress, and Ravinia.
For fifteen years, Miss Elsing was principal cellist of the Handel Festival Orchestra, and she was a regular performer with the historic Theater Chamber Players, birthplace of the Left Bank Quartet. She is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director, with David Salness, of the Left Bank Concert Society. She has recorded for the AmCam and Fontec labels, and her performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio.