Nashville Symphony Announces Promotion of New Principal Cellist

The Nashville Symphony has announced the appointment of American cellist Kevin Bate as its new Principal Cello.

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Kevin Bate Nashville Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, in Nashville, United States has this week announced the appointment of American cellist Kevin Bate as its new Principal Cello.

A graduate of DePauw University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Freiburg Hochschule für Musik and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Kevin has previously held principal positions with the Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Missouri Symphony and the Orchestra Kentucky – and has served as the ensemble’s Assistant Principal Cellist since 2015.

“Since joining the Nashville Symphony, Kevin has proven to be an invaluable asset to this orchestra … ” Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero has said.

“Along with leading the section, the principal cello plays an important role in a wide range of repertoire, and Kevin’s high level of musicianship makes him the perfect fit for this position,” he has said.

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