Clyde Beavers is a graduate of
The Juilliard School, receiving the Bachelor of Music and Master
of Music degrees under the tutelage of renowned cellist Harvey Shapiro.
He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University
Mr. Beavers, a resident of Lexington,
Kentucky, is Adjunct Professor of violoncello at Asbury University
and Transylvania University. He serves as the Assistant Principal
cellist of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. Chamber music ensembles
in which he performs include the Ashland Trio, the Beavers-Cooper
Duo and the Beavers-Kiekenapp Duo.
In 1997, with the encouragement
and assistance of several friends, he founded, and is currently
co-director of, the one week summer music camp Festival of Strings.
He has recorded Marcel Dupré's Sonata in A minor, Op. 60 for cello
and organ, the Trio, Op. 55 for violin, cello and organ and the
Quartet, Op. 52 for violin, viola, cello and organ on the Naxos
Clyde Beavers performs on a cello
made by the American maker, Timothy J. Jansma. He frequently collaborates
with pianist David Cooper in the Bluegrass area. In addition to
his work in music, he enjoys growing, showing and hybridizing roses.