Sun Valley Artist Series     PO Box 1379  Sun Valley, ID   83353


Sun Valley Artist Series is funded in part by a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

Hamilton Berry, cello

Cellist Hamilton Berry's eclectic taste has led him to pursue a range of musical projects in the New York area and beyond. He has appeared with Either/Or, Decoda, Ensemble ACJW, A Far Cry, The Con Brio Ensemble, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; collaborated with rock bands including Vampire Weekend, FUN., and Cults; and played with the genre-mixing collective CDZA at the Google Zeitgeist Americas Conference. He has also composed and arranged music for Speed Bump, a jazz trio co-founded with violist Nathan Schram and cellist Eric Allen. A Nashville native, Hamilton has performed at the Chelsea, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Olympic, and Yellow Barn music festivals. In 2009, he received his Master of Music from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Timothy Eddy.

His previous teachers include Felix Wang, Grace Bahng, and Anne Williams. In 2010, he and several Juilliard colleagues taught master classes and played concerts for children in the favelas of São Paulo, Brazil, in partnership with the Guri Santa Marcelina program. During his fellowship with The Academy - a program of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education - Hamilton was a visiting teaching artist at IS61 on Staten Island.