Vita 

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Doctor of Musical Arts degree, State University of New York at Stony Brook, May 1983; studied with Bernard Greenhouse

Master of Music degree, State University of New York at Stony Brook, December 1979; studied with Bernard Greenhouse

Bachelor of Music degree, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, May 1978; studied with Robert Sylvester

Attended the University of California at Davis from September 1973 to June 1975

Training in Performance:

Lessons with Pierre Fournier, Geneva, Switzerland; June through December, 1985

Banff Centre of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada; master classes with Starker, Orloff, Parisot, and Tsutsumi, 1981 and 1982

Meadowmount School, Elizabethtown, New York; lessons with Channing Robbins; 1978

Principal cellist of the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra, David Zinman, conductor; Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, 1977

Sarasota Music Festival, principal cellist of the Festival Orchestra, master classes with Ron Leonard and Bernard Greenhouse; Sarasota, Florida, 1977

Blossom Festival School at Kent State University, with the Cleveland Orchestra, lessons with Stephen Geber, 1976 and 1977

Taos School of Music, New Mexico; chamber music coaching with the New Hungarian String Quartet, 1975

Colorado Philharmonic, repertory orchestra program; Evergreen, Colorado, 1974

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Professor of Music, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; 1998 to present

Associate Director, Hodgson School of Music, The University of Georgia; 2010-2016

Associate Professor of Music, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; 1989-98

Assistant Professor of Music, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; 1983-89

 


 

Professional Adjunct Positions:
Professor of Cello, UGA Study Music Abroad, Alessandria and Torino, Italy; May 20-25, 2018

Professor of Cello, UGA Study Music Abroad, Alessandria and Torino, Italy; May 23-31, 2016

Professor of Cello, VI Bienal de Violoncello, El Conservatorio National de Música, Lima, Peru; October 9-18, 2013

Professor of Cello, UGA Study Music Abroad, Conservatorio Vivaldi, Alessandria, Italy; May 23-29, 2011

Professor of Cello, Vatroslav Lisinski School of Music, Belgrade, Serbia; May 31-June 3, 2011

Professor of Cello, Winter Festival of Strings and Piano, Santa Maria, Brazil; 1986, 1987, 1997, 1998, and 2007

Professor of Cello, Festival International de Música de Cámera M. Dante Valledor, Resistencia, Argentina; July 22-28, 2007

Professor of Cello, Primer Curso International de Instrumentos de Cuerdas, Tucuman, Argentina; July 16-21, 2007

Professor of Cello, Muzikom se Volimo, Fund for Youth with Special Needs, Belgrade, Serbia; May 6-12, 2007

Faculty, Blue Mountain Festival, Lawrenceville School, Princeton, New Jersey; 2005, 2006

Artist Management of Korea ‘97 Kyung Ju Summer Music Camp & Festival faculty, Kyung-Ju, South Korea, 1997

Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel, California; performed in chamber groups and with the festival chamber orchestra, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996

Member of the Atlanta Virtuosi chamber music ensemble, Atlanta, Georgia; 1988-1990

Orchestral freelancing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and others

Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia Research Foundation; December 2, 2009

Tchaikovsky International Violoncello Competition, semifinalist, awarded Certificate of Merit, Moscow, USSR; June 1986

Chicago Cello Society Competition, third prize, Chicago, Illinois; April 1984

Young Artists Showcase Competition winner, Association of California Symphony Orchestras and California Arts Council, San Jose, California; August 20, 1983

Marin Symphony Scholarship Competition winner, California; 1981 and 1982

Graduate Chamber Orchestra Competition winner, State University of New York at Stony Brook; 1981

Starkweather, D. A., Denton, D. “UGA Performs” half-hour video of Nin Seguida Espanola, Rachmaninoff sonata mvt. 3, Dvorak Rondo, and

Bach Sonata BWV 1006 mvt. 2.  recorded in Ramsey Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, September 30, 2011

Starkweather, D. A., Denton, D. “UGA Performs” half-hour video of Shostakovich Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40. recorded in Ramsey Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, September 30, 2011

Starkweather, D. A., Ambartsumian, L., Rivkin, E., Azimkhodhaeva, S., Neumann, M., Masciadri, M.  Schubert Trout Quintet & Brahms Piano Quintet compact disc recording, Art Classics, 2009

Starkweather, D. A., ed.  J.S. Bach Six Suites for Violoncello Solo, 3-DVD set, catalog number 730150, Latham Music – Ludwig Masters Publications, October 2008

Starkweather, D. A., ARCO Chamber Orchestra compact disc recording, Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 and Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70, Production “Artel “Vostochny veter,” ART-075, Moscow, 2004

Starkweather, D. A., and Rivkin, E., “Beethoven, Brahms, & Britten” compact disc recording, Oasis CD, Sperryville, Virginia, 2002

Starkweather, D. A., and Rivkin, E., “Shostakovich and Rachmaninov Sonatas for Cello and Piano” compact disc recording, Mark Records, Clarence, New York, 1998

Starkweather, D. A., Denton, D. César Franck Sonata in A Major video recording; September 25, 2018; available on YouTube

Starkweather, D. A. Zoltán Kodály: Sonata for Solo Cello video recording; August 26 & 30, 2016; available on YouTube

Starkweather, D. A., J. S. Bach Six Suites for Violoncello Solo, 2-CD set, Oasis CD, Sperryville, Virginia, 2015; available at CDBaby.com

Starkweather, D. A., ed. J. S. Bach Six Suites for Violoncello Solo, 3-DVD set, catalog number 730150, The Lorenz Corporation, Dayton, Ohio, October 2008; available at SheetMusic.com

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Romantic Music of Arnold Schoenberg compact disc recording, Telarc CD-80372, 1994 (performed in the cello section)

Carmel Bach Festival, Best of the Fest compact disc recording, 1996

 

Starkweather, D. A.  An Analysis of Elliott Carter's "Sonata for Cello and Piano," January 1983

Starkweather, D. A.  Motivic Usage Within Bartók's Third Quartet in Relation to the Other Bartók String Quartets, September 1981

Georgia Research Foundation Senior Faculty Research Grant, Digital Video Production of Bach Cello Suites, January 2005

Georgia Research Foundation Senior Faculty Research Grant, Bach Suites Manuscript Edition; January 2002

Georgia Research Foundation Senior Faculty Research Grant, Compact Disc Recording with pianist Evgeny Rivkin (Sonatas of Beethoven, Brahms and Britten), January 1999

Georgia Research Foundation Senior Faculty Research Grant, Compact Disc Recording with pianist Evgeny Rivkin (Sonatas of Rachmaninov and Shostakovich), January 1997

Georgia Research Foundation Senior Faculty Research Grant, Comparison of Manuscripts of the J. S. Bach Cello Suites Using a Computer Scanner and Color Enhancement; January 1995

Georgia Research Foundation Senior Faculty Research Grant, Computer Scanning of Printed Music; January 1991

Sarah Moss Fellowship Grant, Study with Pierre Fournier in Preparation for the Casals and Tchaikovsky Competitions; March 1985

Georgia Research Foundation Grant, Editing the Cello Concerti of Henri Vieuxtemps; February, 1984

Philadelphia Musical Fund Society Grant, Recital at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; November 22, 1981