Hailed by critics as an “extraordinary musician” (Washington Post), cellist Andrey Tchekmazov is known for his versatility as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. The Grand Prize winner of the Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition and the Premio Trio di Trieste, Mr. Tchekmazov has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Russia and Asia, appearing at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Osaka Symphony Hall in Japan, New York’s Alice Tully Hall, and Brazil’s Sala Cecilia Mereles with orchestras such as the Sao Paolo Symphony, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Kiev Philharmonic and the Teatro Alfa Symphony. Among his other prizes and awards are the Koussevitsky Cello Competition in New York, the Schadt Competition, Artist International, Premio della Critica in Trieste and the Russian National Competition in Moscow. Since his critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Mr. Tchekmazov has enjoyed an active career as a recitalist and chamber musician, performing at such renowned venues as the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C, Bargemusic, Jupiter Chamber Players, Lukas Foss’s Music Festival at The Hamptons, Lyric Chamber Music Society in New York, Rhode Island Chamber Music Series, Bar Harbor Music Festival, Zankel Hall, Merkin Hall, Caramoor and Hampden Sydney where he was invited to perform by the members of the Emerson String Quartet. Mr. Tchekmazov is a faculty member at the Summit, Waterville Valley and Summertrios Music Festivals. Mr. Tchekmazov’s performances have been featured on WQXR, WGBH, NPR, and other TV and radio stations across Eastern and Western Europe and South America. He has made recordings for the NAXOS label with the Russian National Philharmonic, as well as the Delos label.