Sunday, March 30, 2014
Since graduation from the Eastman School of Music "with Distinction" and the Artists Certificate, Carter Enyeart has enjoyed a varied and distinguished musical career. His early orchestral positions were with the Pittsburgh and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras and later as Principal Cellist of the Dallas Opera. He was invited to join the world renowned Philadelphia String Quartet in 1976 and performed all over the world with that ensemble for 6 seasons to critical acclaim. His chamber music career continued at his first teaching post at Ball State University (Indiana) where he was a founding member of the American Piano Trio. Following two years at Northwestern University where he coached string chamber music and taught cello, Enyeart was appointed to the faculty of the College of Music at The University of North Texas where he remained for eleven years. There, he joined the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth as cellist and later assumed the post of Associate Artistic Director where he performed until 2007 with some of the top pianists in the music world. In Dallas he also performed as a member of the contemporary music group Voices of Change and toured with them to Caracas, Venezuela with George Crumb and to the International New Music Festival in Riga, Latvia.
In his current position as the Rose Ann Carr Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Professor of Cello at the Conservatory of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mr. Enyeart also serves as Coordinator of String Chamber Music and coach of the UMKC Graduate Fellowship String Quartet. He has served on the faculties of Ball State University, Northwestern University and the University of North Texas, the Weathersfield Music Festival in Vermont, the Milwaukee Chamber Music Festival, and the San Diego Chamber Music Workshop. He has been a regular performer at the Olympic Music Festival near Seattle.
His partners in chamber music have included pianists Jon Nakamatsu, Ilya Itin, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Robert Weirich, Andre Michel Schub, Jose Feghali, Katia Skanavi, Naida Cole, Alexander Shtarkman, Alexei Sultanov, Joseph Banowetz and the T'ang Quartet from Singapore.Violinists have included Benny Kim, Mark Peskanov, Michael Shih, Charles Wetherbee and Gary Levinson, and violists Alan Iglitzin, Paul Coletti, Richard O'Neill and Scott Lee, Michael Klotz and Susan Dubois. Cello partners have included Eric Kim, Clancy Newman and Jennifer Culp and Brinton Smith. He partnered with bassist Gary Karr for the Rossini Duo, and recently performed the Dvorak "Bass" Quintet with bassist Eugene Levinson. Enyeart has made three invited trips to China to teach and perform at the major conservatories, and has made two similar trips to Taiwan, playing a sold-out recital in the National Concert Hall with pianist Vivien Liu, and presenting master classes at the major music schools. In May, 2001 he performed the Asian premiere of "Sound of the Five" by Chen Yi with the T'ang Quartet in Singapore and repeated it later in a tour of the Midwest. In March 2005, he presented the world premiere of Mixtura by Orlando Jacinto Garcia at the International Electroacoustic Music Festival in Havana. He returned to Singapore in November 2005 to perform the Schubert Quintet with the T'ang Quartet and to play recitals with Robert Weirich in Bangkok and Hong Kong.