After a Dream 3:390:00 / 3:39
So what's happening with Thor and cello right now?
Well, it just so happens that Thor will be appearing in an exclusive live-streamed recital on Wednesday, June 17 at 9pm EST. If you can't make it to the live event, you'll still be able to view it later when it's published archivally. THor plays to semenal works for piano and cello with the amazing Kathryn Goodson. Program shall be:
Sonata #3 in A Major, Op 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata #1 in E Minor, Op 38 by Johannes Brahms
Here's a link to my Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/steven.sigurdson I'll be putting up a link to the event on Wednesday. Thanks for checking back!
Sigurdson "on the record"
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In addition to his accomplishments on stage and as a private teacher, Thor is proud to have his solo performances featured on recordings by well-known popular artists including Gloria Estefan, Extreme, Collective Soul, Zakk Wylde, Julio Iglesias, and many others.
For over 20 years he's had the honor of being among a select number of recording artists who are also voting members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), which presents the annual Grammy Awards.
Thor's own debut recording of favorite cello solos (as cellist in Duo Sull' Aria with harpist Nichole Luchs,) entitled After a Dream, is now available on CD Baby and may be sampled below. The CD was recorded and mastered by John Ovnik at Deaf Dog Records in Chicago.
Sigurdson's lovely recording (as cellist of Duo Sull' Aria), entitled 'After a Dream', is now available online. Here's the title track:
Over the past year, Thor has been collaborating with a brilliant singer-songwriter from the Chicago area named Vessy Mink. Her songs and performances have been featured on episodes of Gilmore Girls. One of her recent song releases is entitled, 'Splash', and Thor is honored to have provided some backing cello solos on this outstanding track. Please check out Vessy's music on YouTube, and you can also see her perform live along with her phenomenally-talented husband, Kevin Hill, on drums.
Thor is a trained Suzuki Cello Teacher, and teaches under the name Mr Thor. He’s committed to teaching children as young as three about the joy of experiencing music through the cello, and he considers it an honor and a privilege to help children establish a relationship with music that they'll cherish throughout their lives. He’s recently teamed up with an outstanding violin and viola teacher (also trained in Suzuki) named Wendy Zohar, and in addition to performing chamber music with Wendy, Mr Thor will soon be initiating a Suzuki-based school specifically for pre-K students in Ann Arbor called StringSeeds Academy. More info on this exciting venture is at www.stringseeds.org.