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Glenn Garlick (Photo by: Carol Pratt)



Glenn Garlick served as president extraordinaire of the Kindler Cello Society from its founding in 1984, as the National Cello Club, until November 2008. He is assistant principal cellist with the National Symphony Orchestra. Below is his biography from the orchestra's website.


In 1980 Glenn Garlick was accepted by Mstislav Rostropovich into the cello section of the National Symphony Orchestra, and in 1995 Leonard Slatkin appointed Mr. Garlick to the position of Assistant Principal Cellist. Mr. Garlick has appeared as concerto soloist with the Arlington Symphony, Catholic University Orchestra, Greeley (Colorado) Philharmonic, Golden (Colorado) Symphony, and Eastman/Rochester Philharmonic. He is a founding member of the Manchester String Quartet, established in 1981. The Quartet's local engagements have been extensive, and its concert series at the National Institutes for Health is in its 18th season. In addition to local radio appearances on WGMS, WETA, and WAMU radio stations, the Quartet has been featured on National Public Radio, in Canada on CBC, and on the Voice of America in Europe. A special performance by the Quartet at the Israeli Embassy was broadcast by WETA-TV's Embassy Concert Series. The Quartet participated in the First American String Quartet Congress held at the University of Maryland in June 1989. In January 1992 the Manchester String Quartet and the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, presented the world premiere of The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, a work, by the American composer Jon Deak, for string quartet and orchestra. Mr. Garlick has appeared in chamber concerts with the 20th Century Consort, the American Camerata, and the Contemporary Music Forum, and he has participated in recordings for the 20th Century Consort and the American Camerata. He has given master classes in chamber music at the Congress of Strings and frequently coaches the cello section of the Maryland Summer Institute's National Orchestral Seminar. From 1990 to 1993 Mr. Garlick was Mstislav Rostropovich's teaching assistant at the Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to his work with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Manchester String Quartet, Mr. Garlick serves on the board of the Kindler Cello Society and teaches on the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland.


March 2007


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