Roy Christensen

Roy Christensen

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Cellist, Producer, Recording Engineer

Cellist with the Springfield Symphony in Massachusetts who has fashioned quite a career for himself as both a soloist and member of The Nashville String Machine and The Sheldon Kurland Strings , two ensembles that have done extensive session work for some of the top names in the industry. He has appeared on almost a hundred albums and worked with the likes of Eddy Arnold, Kathy Barnes, Garth Brooks, Lefty Frizzell, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band, Tom T. Hall , Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Monroe, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers, and George Strait . He is equally at home playing classical music and has appeared on the albums Clarinet Works, Hindemith: String Trios, Karl Holler: Organ Music, and Music for Bassoon and Cello. On 13th November 2001, he thrilled audiences with his rendition of Benjamin Britten's Sonata in C for Cello and Piano, Op. 65, alongside pianist Kevin Rhodes.

He has also overseen projects as producer and recording engineer on Barbara Harbach's "The American Organist", and fellow cellist Max Raimi's 2003 release "Raimi Plays Raimi" . For Gasparo he has produced Rick Sowash's "Chamber Music with Clarinet".
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