Brent Davis

Distinguished Major Cello Recital
March 20, 2021 - 3:30pm
Virtual on UVA Music YouTube

Brent Davis will perform his Distinguished Major Recital on Saturday, March 20 at 3:30pm in Old Cabell Hall.  His recital program will feature Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Cassadó's Suite for Solo Cello, and Bach's Sixth Unaccompanied Cello Suite in D Major.  The recital will be broadcast live at this link and you can read the program here.

Brent Davis is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia. He will graduate this spring with degrees in Music with a Performance Concentration, Commerce with Concentrations in Marketing and Information Technology on a Business Analytics Track, and a minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior. After graduation, he will join CapTech in the DC Office as a Data Analytics Consultant.

Brent currently studies with Professor Adam Carter at UVA. He is a cellist in the Charlottesville Symphony and several chamber ensembles at UVA, including Trio Sobrenna, the Jupiter Quartet, and Radio Music Society. He is a Miller Arts Scholar and a recipient of the Undergraduate Award for Projects in the Arts, funding the Music Department’s first chamber ensemble fourth year recital for his piano trio, Trio Sobrenna. Brent has also played in masterclasses with Misha Veselov of the Neave Trio, Wesley Baldwin of the University of Tennessee, and László Pólus of the University of Pécs.

Brent has thoroughly enjoyed studying music at UVA, taking courses such as The Classical Style: Form in Tonal Music; Orchestration; and Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Music. He also has pursued his lifelong dream of working in sports as an Undergraduate Recruiting Assistant for the UVA Football Team since his first year.

Brent has made so many unforgettable musical memories while at UVA, but perhaps his favorite is performing at President Jim Ryan’s first major speech, The Hope that Summons Us: A Morning of Reflection and Renewal, in a string trio with Sophia Park and John Kanu.

This recital is supported by the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Established in 2004 by the generosity of Mr. Alan Y. Roberts ('64) and Mrs. Sally G. Roberts, the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund underwrites the private lessons and recital costs for undergraduate music majors giving a recital in their fourth year as part of a distinguished major program in music.

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Pleae use this link to watch the performance live on Saturday 3/20/21 at 3:30pm


Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.
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