Created by Eugene Friesen and Rob Faust
CelloMan makes great music - from Bach to rock - accessible to
audiences of all ages. Using masked characters, stories, comedy
and the recorded "songs" of humpback whales, Eugene Friesen draws
upon a lifetime of experience in music and theater to inspire and
educate. From serious classics to serious fun, CelloMan provides
a glimpse of exquisite playing and musical innovation rarely seen.
As the Grammy award-winning cellist and composer with the Paul Winter
Consort, Eugene Friesen has performed worldwide. His music has been inspired
by trips deep into the Grand Canyon, travels in Brazil and Siberia, eye-to-eye
contact with whales, and playing in great cathedrals and concert halls.
Eugene's openness to new experience, his revelations in nature, and his respect
for - and ability to connect with - children, are clearly conveyed in his live solo
performance that moves from jazz to rock, from classics to comedy, from
improvisation to composition, all with energy and ease.
CelloMan is performed live in schools, theaters, at festivals
and in concert halls throughout the United States and Canada, where
it continues to motivate musicians and foster an appreciation of
music among listeners of all ages.
Eugene is an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the
Divine in New York City, and on the faculty of the Berklee College
of Music in Boston. He lives in Vermont.