One of Canada's most charismatic chamber musicians, Bryan Epperson is principal cellist of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and, during the summer, the Santa Fé Opera Orchestra, as well as a regular performer at the internationally acclaimed Santa Fe Chamber Festival.
He made debuts in Milan, Venice, Siena, and Florence at the recommendation of Claudio Abbado and has since received regular invitations to perform throughout Europe and North America. Collaborations include performances with such legendary musicians as David and Igor Oistrakh, Christian Ferras, and Tibor Varga. Bryan is a founding member of the string trio Triskelion, the Cambridge Chamber Players, and the ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory). In addition, he has recorded on the Naxos and Musica Viva labels and has been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, CBC, and RCA Red Seal.
In 2004, Bryan led the cello ensemble on Isabel Bayrakdarian's Juno Award-winning album Azulao. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bryan's initial studies were with Leonard Rose, André Navarra, and George Neikrug. He subsequently served as an assistant to Antonio Janigro at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Bryan is devoted to both a 1752 Paulo Antonio Testore cello and a 928 s Porsche of almost equivalent vintage. Between the months of July and September, this machine speeds across the highways of the New Mexican desert, leaving in its wake the reverberation of Jimi Hendrix guitar riffs and the aroma of expensive Cuban cigars.