Cornell Senior Lecturer and Artist-in-Residence John Haines-Eitzen has performed in major concert halls throughout Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. He was a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1995 until 2005 and has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony, and the North Carolina Symphony. His solo and chamber music appearances have taken him to cities in Japan, China, Brazil, and Italy, as well as the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, and numerous concert series throughout the United States. In addition to performing chamber music regularly with his colleagues at Cornell University, Mr. Haines-Eitzen has collaborated with renowned artists including pianists Yefim Bronfman, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Wolfgang Sawallisch, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, violist Roberto Diaz, the Casals String Quartet, and principal musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has appeared as a guest artist at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia as part of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series and at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall with The Vandermark Ensemble, of which he served as Artistic Director from 2003-2008.
A dedicated proponent of new music, Haines-Eitzen has premiered works by many leading composers including Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe and Latin Grammy winner Roberto Sierra, for whom he recorded complete works for cello and piano with pianist Matthew Bengtson (Albany Records, 2018). Haines-Eitzen’s recent album “Spanish and Italian music for solo cello” (Aramus Records, 2018), won a Gold Medal in the spring 2018 classical music category of the Global Music Awards.