|2017 Grammy Award-Winning Zuill Bailey grew up in Northern Virginia, where he was influenced and inspired by Rostropovich, who was then Director of the National Symphony. His parents are musicians; his mother is a pianist and his father has a Doctorate in both music and education. His sister is a violinist.
As an energetic four year old, while running furiously down a back hallway following a concert, Zuill Bailey had his first “run- in ” with a cello. The instrument was broken following the encounter, but Bailey’s spirit was not. He announced then that the cello would be his instrument of choice. The rest is history.
|Mr. Bailey’s performance instrument is made by the greatVenetian cello maker, Matteo Gofriller in 1693. The instrument was used for 30 years by Mischa Schneider of the Budapest String Quartet. “Cello Bailey” accompanies Zuill Bailey on airlines throughout his world travels.
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