British-born cellist Sally Singer Tuttle has given numerous world-premiere performances of solo and chamber works in Europe and throughout the United States, and performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Russia; the Pleven Philharmonic, Bulgaria; the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, New York; the Danbury Symphony, Connecticut; the Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra and the Walla Walla Symphony, amongst others.
Chamber performance highlights include the Tanglewood Music Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, first prize in the John Ireland Chamber Music Competition, British National Television appearances, the Governor’s Mansion (Washington), and performing with the Vovka Ashkenazy Piano Trio. Her current ensemble, the Volta Piano Trio, (formerly known as the Icicle Creek Piano Trio), released two CDs highly acclaimed by Gramophone, The Strad, and Fanfare magazines, the American Record Guide and others, under the label Con Brio recordings. Fanfare magazine wrote of their recording of Schubert's Piano Trio no. 2 in Eb major, "…any past recommendations I may have made for recordings of Schubert’s E♭-Major Piano Trio are hereby rendered null and void by this new release. The performance by the Icicle Creek Trio comes as close to being “definitive” as any I expect to hear in my lifetime.” Dr. Singer Tuttle also performs with the New York-based organization Sankusem, which is dedicated to the exploration and performance of African Art Music written for classical instruments.
Ms. Singer Tuttle earned a Doctorate from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Timothy Eddy, and she graduated with honors from the Royal Northern College of Music, UK, where she studied with Moray Welsh and Eduardo Vassallo. She has frequently judged young artist competitions and has given masterclasses from Washington State to Alice Springs, Australia. A former Artistic Director at the Icicle Creek Music Center, Sally now teaches cello at Whitman College and plays an English cello made by Bernhard Simon Fendt in 1835.