Michael Kannen

Michael Kannen, cello (Baltimore, MD), was a founding member of Brentano String Quartet and is currently a member of the Apollo Trio. During his years with the Brentano Quartet, they were awarded the first Cleveland Quartet Award, the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, a Royal Philharmonic Award, and was the first participant in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II. He plays on period instruments as a part of the Houston-based Context, and has performed at Chamber Music Northwest, Portland Chamber Music Festival, and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove. Michael has collaborated with Jessye Norman, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Sergiu Luca, Pamela Frank, Leon Fleisher, Mitsuko Uchida, Paula Robison, Charles Neidich, and Steven Isserlis, and with jazz artists Michael Formanek and Uri Caine. Michael is Director of Chamber Music at the Peabody Institute where he holds the Sidney Friedberg Chair in Chamber Music. Previous Yellow Barn musician (since 2000)