Cellist Keiran Campbell is a New York City-based performer specializing in modern and baroque cello playing. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, he began studying the cello at age 8. Keiran received both his BM and MM from Juilliard, studying with Darrett Adkins during his undergraduate, and Phoebe Carrai and Timothy Eddy during his masters.
Keiran performs in a wide variety of styles and venues, from U.S. State Department-led tours of Bolivia with members of Juilliard415, to performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center with klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, to concerts with Aeon Ensemble and DJ Spooky in Carnegie Hall. He has appeared as a soloist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the North State Chamber Orchestra, the Mallarme Chamber Orchestra, the Durham Symphony, and Juilliard415. Keiran plays with chamber groups around the city, and he is a founding member of both Voyage Sonique and New Amsterdam Consort, two young period performance groups made of up recent Juilliard graduates. Keiran has also performed with groups including Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, and Mercury Baroque Orchestra. He recently participated in the inaugural season of Teatro Nuovo, a Bel Canto Opera festival pioneered by Will Crutchfield in upstate New York.
Keiran has attended The Berwick Academy, Perlman Chamber Workshop, Sarasota Music Festival, and Kneisel Hall. He has worked closely with Steven Isserlis and Ralph Kirshbaum in masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove, and he has also worked with David Geringas at the Accademia Chigiana. Keiran was a 2017-2018 fellow with Mercury Houston, and he is currently a fellow with the English Concert.
This season, he will play several concerts as a guest principal cellist with Tafelmusik in Toronto, including a production of Mozart’s “Idomeneo," and he will appear in Boston Early Music Festival’s production of Steffani’s “Orlando.”