Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists including such noted conductor-collaborators as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, and Michael Tilson Thomas.
In recent seasons, Lynn performed with the symphonies of Atlanta, Sydney, Boston, Detroit, the China and Seoul philharmonics, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra to close Carnegie Hall’s season. He served as a juror at the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition and performed in recital and concerto at the Mariinsky, the latter concert under Valery Gergiev. He recently performed in the Verbier, Hong Kong International Chamber, La Jolla, Eastern Music, Scotia and Aspen festivals.
In 2015-2016 Lynn tours Europe with the Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell trio to Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Milan and Munich following last season’s North American tour which included Carnegie Hall and Montreal. The trio also performs Beethoven’s triple concerto at the Salzburg Easter Festival and Dresden Staatskapelle. Orchestral engagements include those with the Mexico National Symphony, National Taiwan Symphony and Hangzhou Philharmonic. He gives recitals in Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
An accomplished recording artist, Lynn Harrell’s discography of more than 30 recordings include the complete Bach Cello Suites (London/Decca), and two Grammy wins with Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy – in 1981 for the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio and in 1987 for the complete Beethoven Piano Trios (both Angel/EMI).
In June 2010, along with his wife, Lynn founded the HEART beats Foundation. The foundation strives to help children in need harness the power of music to better cope with, and recover from, the extreme challenges of poverty and conflict.