Craig Hultgren Violoncello
Cellist Craig Hultgren is a long-time activist for new music, the newly creative arts, and the avant-garde. This year he has performed solo concerts and chamber music in St, Louis, Miami, Atlanta, Memphis and Bowling Green, Ohio. A recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, he is a member of Thámyris, a contemporary chamber music ensemble in Atlanta.
A cellist in the Alabama Symphony, he also plays in the Chagall Trio and Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available as podcast downloads on iTunes.
Hultgren is featured in three solo CD recordings including The Electro-Acoustic Cello Book on Living Artist Recordings. In 2004, the Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival 48-Hour Scramble cited him for the best soundtrack creation for the film The Silent Treatment. Every other year he produces the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, an international competition that highlights the best new compositions for the instrument. He teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College where he directs the BSC New Music Ensemble.