Stan Sharp

Stanley Sharp was inspired by his music-teacher father to study the cello. He was accepted to study at the Julliard School of Music in New York City. Instead, he elected to study for four years under John Ehrlich, himself a student of the legendary cellist, Pablo Casals. Later, Stan auditioned for and was invited by renowned cellist, Lynn Harrell to study at The University of Southern California, where he was awarded the Harvey-Erickson full graduate scholarship. Shortly thereafter, Stan was invited by Mr. Harrell to become his teaching assistance on the USC Faculty. Other prominent cellists with whom Stan has studied include: Ron Leonard, Zara Nelsova, and Raya Garbousova.

Following a successful full time study and teaching at USC, Mr. Sharp was invited as guest lecture, teacher, and performer at several other universities; namely The Beijing Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Creighton University, University of Nebraska, Washington State University and Omaha Conservatory of Music. Stan Sharp taught also at the Azusa University in Southern California for over eight years. While at Azusa he was the cellist for The Azusa Piano Quartet which performed extensively in the United States and abroad. During all this activity, Mr. Sharp became a full time faculty member of the Colburn School of Performing Arts and has taught there for over ten years.

Stan Sharp is the winner of numerous cello competitions, including the National Cello Congress, National American String Teachers Association, National Music Teachers Association and the National Midwestern Symphony Soloist Guild and has been invited to solo with many orchestras and recitals throughout the United States.

Mr. Sharp is an active performing cellist and has played with many symphony organizations: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, New West Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony and Opera Pacific with well known conductors including Simon Rattle, John Williams, Yuri Temirkanov, to name a few. Stan has recorded extensively for numerous Hollywood Motion Picture sound tracks with top film composers as well as leading Rock, Jazz, Pop, and Classic recording artists.

Stan Sharp’s students have been accepted to the top conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad, many receiving full scholarship. They have won numerous competitions in the United States and Europe