Hilary Metzger, cello
Hilary Metzger, is a cello player born in New York City. She studied with Aldo Parisot at the University of Yale (BA magna cum laude) and with Timothy Eddy at the Stony Brook University where she has been given a Ph.D. in musical arts. In 1991, thanks to Fulbright scholarship from the American government, she went to France to study the baroque cello with David Simpson at the CNR de Paris and with Christophe Coin at the CNSM de Paris where she goth er First price in 1994.
She spent six years playing throughout Europe and United-States with the Salomé trio. She has been given numbers of prices including the « Henry Cabot Prize » (Tanglewood Music Center) and the Harriett Hale Woolley scholarship (from the US Fundation). Now, she is specialized in the repertoire from the 17th century to those days, playing on period instruments.
She is currently teaching the baroque cello and the ancient culture at the Ecole Nationale de Musique de Villeurbanne, and gives also frequent lectures on the way of playing on period instruments.
Since four years, she is running the educational side f the « Prélude aux Champs Elysées » project, aimed to bring 120 children living in a rural area to classical music, with the residencies of the Orchestre des Champs Elysées in this location.
Hilary Metzger plays on regular basis with some ensemble like the Orchestre des Champs Elysées (Philippe Herreweghe), Anima Eterna (Jos van Immerseel), and the Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet).