Eliana Mendoza, Cello
Cellist, Eliana Mendoza has been a member of the Westchester Philharmonic for more than 15 years. She has performed extensively as soloist, chamber musician and as an orchestral player. Ms. Mendoza debuted at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as a prizewinner of the Artists International competition in 1991. She appeared as soloist in approximately 50 concerts performing the Paganini - Lloyd Weber variations in venues such as the Universal Studios Amphitheater, the Blossom Music Center and Radio City Music Hall. In addition, from Boston, she gave a solo recital broadcast live on WGBH, National Public Radio. Her reviews have read "Fire and flash...rich pathos and refreshing singularity," The Washington Post. "She is a total artist ...with fluid touch, an impassioned mood and a notable bearing," The Enterprise, Brockton, MA. She has been a long time member of the American Symphony Orchestra and the American Composers Orchestra. She has also recorded for movie soundtracks and commercials and is a member of "The Lion King" orchestra on Broadway. Born in Chile into a family of professional musicians, Eliana Mendoza started her musical training at the piano, at age 3, and began studying cello at age 8. She later moved to the United States to attend college and study with the late principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Samuel Mayes. She also studied with cello pedagogue, Alan Harris at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. Mendoza has recorded chamber music under labels such as New World Records, Sound Spell Productions and the Centaur Records.