Donald McCall



Competition Winner

The American cellist Donald McCall was named a winner of the 1956 Naumburg Competition.

He taught at the Royal Northern College of Music in England where one of his students was Clive Greensmith.

Excerpt from The New York Times review, October 16, 1956

M'Call is Heard in 'Cello Debut

Young Musician Appears at Town Hall as Reward for Winning Naumburg Prize

"Mr. McCall is a sensitive young artist who seems to have a warm spot for twentieth century music. That he is gifted was apparent in the Schumann Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73, and the Bach D minor Suite...with the Sonatina of the contemporary Louis Nenini.. his tone was warm and resonant, his phrasing broad and self-assured, and he seemed to enjoy himself...The Shostakovich Sonata, Op. 40, was the crown of the afternoon's performances." E.D.


1956 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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Naumburg Performances

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