Carter Enyeart, Rose Ann Carr Millsap/ Missouri Distinguished Professor of Cello
Since graduation from the Eastman School of Music “with distinction” and the Performer’s Certificate, cellist Carter Enyeart has enjoyed a distinguished career. His broad experience as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player (including 9 years as Principal Cellist of the Dallas Opera), and teacher has established his reputation as one of the leading artist/teachers in the country. His appearances as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist have been acclaimed throughout the United States and in the music capitals of Europe, South America, and Asia.
As a teacher, he has established an enviable record of success, having served on the faculties of Ball State University, Northwestern University, and the University of North Texas College of Music prior to his current position as the Rose Ann Carr Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Many of his students have gone on to major schools of music for graduate study, and earned positions in professional orchestras or academia where they are praised for their musicality, sound production and solid technique. Enyeart has presented recitals and master classes in music schools across the United States and in Sao Paulo, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok.
His recorded CD performance of the Cello Sonata by Robert Muczynski was described in FANFARE as “…an extraordinary performance…a reading of unerring precision and blistering intensity." A second Centaur CD includes Gallery (Suite for Cello Solo) by Muczynski his String Trio and the three piano trios. Soon to be released on Naxos is the Suite for Cello and Winds by Chen Yi. Professor Enyeart’s second cello parts for David Popper's High School of Cello Playing was published by International Music Company in February 2012.