DOUGLAS McNAMES, cellist
Cellist Douglas McNames has become a favorite with audiences in concerts of music that spans three centuries. As a member of the award-winning Delos Quartet, Mr. McNames appeared regularly throughout the United States and abroad. As soloist in recital, he has performed the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven with pianist Michael Steinberg.
A regular substitute player with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. McNames is also Principal Cellist with the Carmel Bach Festival and enjoys a busy schedule of performing with such ensembles as Brandywine Baroque, Melanomie, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Mid Atlantic Chamber Music Society, Pro Musica Rara, and the Rider String Quartet. Mr. McNames has also been a member of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and the Cassela Quartet, winners of the 1983 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Awarded the 1995 Delaware State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, Mr. McNames can be heard on the Spectrum, Etcetera.