Theodore Harvey, cellist with the Dallas Symphony since
September 2008, has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and
orchestra member throughout North America, South America and
Europe. He has been a soloist with the New World Symphony, the
(Bloomington, Ind.) Camerata Orchestra and the Indianapolis
Symphony Orchestra. As Assistant Principal Cellist of the Charlotte
Symphony from 2004 to 2008 he frequently performed major orchestral
solos and was also active as a chamber musician and as an
organist in local churches. In February 2006 Mr. Harvey, with
pianist Paul Nitsch, gave the world premiere of his own Sonata in D
Minor for Cello and Piano, which was subsequently featured on the
Charlotte area's classical radio station WDAV. He performed the
Walton concerto with the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra (of
which he had been a member from 1987 to 1996) in Indianapolis in
Mr. Harvey holds a Bachelor's Degree from the Indiana University
School of Music, from which he graduated with Highest Distinction
in 2000, having studied with Janos Starker and Helga Winold.
Following his senior recital, he received the Indiana University
Performer's Certificate. He completed graduate studies with Joel
Krosnick at The Juilliard School in 2002. From 2002 to 2004, Mr.
Harvey was a Fellow of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach,
Summer festivals in which Mr. Harvey has participated include
Aspen, Sarasota, Schleswig-Holstein, Spoleto USA, Tanglewood,
Verbier, Music in the Mountains, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer
Institute (Toronto), International Baroque Institute at Longy, and
Britt. In May/June 2013 he toured Brazil with the Baroque ensemble
Fantasmi, performing in São Paulo and Belém.
In August 2013 he taught cello for a week at the Afghanistan
National Institute of Music in Kabul, where his brother William has
taught violin since 2010, and performed a concert there of both
Afghan and European music.
In Dallas, Mr. Harvey enjoys singing tenor in the choir of the
Church of the Incarnation and has twice toured England with the
choir, singing at Lichfield and Canterbury cathedrals, Westminster
Abbey, and St George's Chapel (Windsor Castle). An avid student of
the history of Europe and its royal families, in his spare time he
maintains the website www.royaltymonarchy.com.