Edward Scott Brady made international history in the fall of 2000 when he became the "first American ever invited to play within the ranks of a major Russian orchestra (The Moscow Symphony Orchestra)" (The New York Times, 2000). American Ambassador to Russia James Collins stated Brady was invited for his "uncompromising integrity, exceptional talent and unwavering leadership." His historic residency with the Moscow Symphony was managed by Edie Holbrooke, a high profile advocate of American-Russian relations, and was covered throughout Russia in numerous newspapers, television, and radio. Brady and Holbrooke were honored at the famed Spaco house in front of dignitaries, politicians, and high-ranking Russian officials. Mr. Brady, seen as an "emerging talent on a world scale," (the Royal Gazette) gained national recognition at the age of 25 when he was honored with the Panasonic National Young Performers prize, and was a prize winner in the Crane Festival of New Music National Solo Performer Competition.
Edward Scott Brady made his European recital debut at Ireland's National Concert Hall to critical acclaim, and has been heard in recital at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Throughout the 90s, Brady toured the world, performing over 1000 times in major concert halls in such cities as Paris, Madrid, Prague, Dublin, Cannes, Budapest, Miami, Barcelona, St. Petersburg, Rome, Houston, Moscow, Bruno, Marseilles, Graz, Los Angeles, Bermuda, and Milan, among others. He has also performed as a member of the American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall.
Brady has studied at Oberlin Conservatory and has an undergraduate degree from Rice University, where he was awarded the Fondren scholarship to study under master teacher Norman Fischer; he also attained a Masters degree from the Mannes College of Music, where he studied with world renowned cellist Timothy Eddy on a scholarship. Brady's performances have been broadcast live on National Public Radio, New York's WQXR 96.3, and he has performed on the Fox and WB channels. His talents and accomplishments have been featured in major profiles in such noteworthy newspapers as the New York Times, The Moscow Times, and The Irish Times, and he can be found on cello.org under "biographies of famous cellists." As a writer, Brady's articles have been published in Strings Magazine and Symphony Magazine.
After spending most of this life on the concert stage, Brady felt a strong need to give back to young musicians. In 2001, he came up with an idea: a music teacher group that would take the best aspects of a music school and private freelance teaching and bring them together. The result was Musika, a music teacher group offering music lessons to students of all ages and abilities in students' homes or at the Musika teachers' studios. Musika currently has over 800 teachers who teach thousands of students of all ages and abilities in the nation, and is regarded as the one of the premier organizations of its kind in America.
Often referred to as a modern day renaissance man, Edward Scott Brady was a collegiate hockey player, held the powerhouse seat on the 8-man rowing crew at Rice University, and is a member of Mensa, an organization of people with high level IQs. He will be included in the new issue of The Heritage Registry of Who's Who (member of the United States chamber of commerce society of scholarly publishing), a publication that recognizes executive business leaders and philanthropists for their individual achievements in their respected field of endeavor. Mr. Brady grew up in Larchmont NY and attended Mamaroneck High School.
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