The Clydesdale Music and Art Studio  - Lessons : All levels Violoncello : Elementary Violin-Viola
Cello and Viola  
The Clydesdale Music Studio
Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado Springs

Norah Joy Clydesdale comes from a family of musicians originating in Glasgow, Scotland. Her grandfather, Mr. Robert Clydesdale, was an orchestra conductor and cellist who immigrated to New York State in 1932. He sailed on a cruise ship across the Atlantic performing trios aboard, and proceeded to continue his career as a cellist and teacher in upstate New York. 
Ms. Clydesdale’s parents were was Stuart and Joyce Clydesdale. Stuart played the piano, while Joyce sang professionally in opera productions in California’s Bay Area. Norah started playing the piano at five years of age and the cello at eight. Cello soon emerged as her main instrument of study. 
Norah studied with Colin Hampton of the Griller Quartet and Andor Toth, Jr. of the Hungarian Quartet at the San Francisco Conservatory. She then traveled south to study with Gabor Reijto and Bernardo Segall at USC before culminating her training at Boston University. In Boston Ms. Clydesdale studied for seven years with world-renowned concert cellist and pedagogue George Neikrug.

        Ms. Clydesdale has participated in Masterclasses with Isaac Stern, Walter Trampler and Eugene Lehner of the Kolisch Quartet. She played professionally in the Boston area--principally as a chamber musician, performing the entire Beethoven Quartets Cycle with the Artaria Quartet before moving to Paris, France. In France she was an active educator, teaching cello, violin, and the love of music to children and adults in Paris. Ms. Clydesdale also developed the string department at the Lycee Ombrosa in Lyon, France. and Italian fluently, Ms. Clydesdale rounded out her career in Europe teaching music to young school children in Milan, Italy.
Norah recently returned from Europe and is now an active performer and educator in Colorado. She has performed with the Grace String Quartet, as Assistant Principal Cello
of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, and was Principal Cello of the Pikes Peak Philharmonic for the last three years.. Norah also performs with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, and is a founding member of the Colorado State University Faculty Piano Trio.
Earlier this season, Ms. Clydesdale gave a Masterclass at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque for the students of her friend and colleague, Dr. David Schepps, Professor of Cello.
Norah is currently developing the Clydesdale Music Studio in order to reach out to
interested students in the regional community as well as in New Mexico. 
        Norah is on the Adjunct Faculty as Cello Instructor at CSU-Pueblo and on the Faculty at Pikes Peak Community College as well. She is the Music Director at St. John Neumann Catholic School in Pueblo and also maintains private teaching studios in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
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Hungarian Rhapsody ...Norah Joy Clydesdale
Please note that the setup videos for the Blue ( or other colored or natural cellos) will be available to you with your shipping information once the cello is purchased. Norah
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ELGAR Concerto Crystalcello BLUE cello ..Norah Joy Clydesdale
DEMOS CrystalCello for Blue Cello SOUND
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 The PROMETHEUS Piano Trio
February 29, 2016
Pike Peak Community College
Theatre Concert
Centennial Campus
Colorado Springs

Piano Trio in C minor Op. 101
Johannes Brahms

Piano Trio No. 8 in G Major
Wolfgang Mozart

PROMETHEUS  was the Titan god of forethought and crafty counsel who was entrusted
with the task of moulding mankind out of clay.
His attempts to better the lives of his creation brought him into direct conflict with Zeus. Firstly he tricked the gods out of the best portion of the sacrificial feast, acquiring the meat for the feasting of man. Then, when Zeus withheld fire, he stole it from heaven and delivered it to mortal kind hidden inside a fennel-stalk. As punishment for these rebellious acts, Zeus ordered the creation of Pandora (the first woman) as a means to deliver misfortune into the house of man, or as a way to cheat mankind of the company of the good spirits. Prometheus meanwhile, was arrested and bound to a stake on Mount Kaukasos where an eagle was set to feed upon his ever-regenerating liver (or, some say, heart). Generations later the great hero Herakles came along and released the old Titan from his torture.


All Brahms Concert
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2:30p.m.
Pikes Peak Community College
Recital Hall
William Malone, clarinet
Norah Joy Clydesdale, cello
Cindy Saunders, soprano
Abe Minzer , piano


The "Classically Alive" Concert Series
Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 6:00pm

 “Schubert & Brahms”,Cindy Saunders, soprano, William Malone, clarinet, Norah Clydesdale, cello, Abe Minzer, piano.  Schubert Shepherd on the Rock, Brahms Sonata for cello and piano, Opus 38, Brahms Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano, Opus 114.
Classically Alive - Minzer/Schreuder Residence, dinner & drinks, $30

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