Cellist Bryan Hayslett teaches as Assistant Professor of Cello at the New World School of the Arts and serves as the cellist of contemporary performance group Juxtatonal. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 as first prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International String Competition and returned the following year as a repeat top prize laureate. His solo concert tours feature new music as a central focus, and he frequently works with and commissions living composers, most recently Joan La Barbara, Annika Socolofsky, and Anthony R. Green. He has performed with groups such as Eighth Blackbird, the New York Arabic Orchestra, Ne(x)tworks, Experiments in Opera, Sound Icon, New Music Brandeis, and the Boston Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Hayslett holds degrees from NYU, The Hartt School of Music, and The Boston Conservatory, and his principle teachers include Marion Feldman, Rhonda Rider, Terry King, and Yuri Anshelevich. He can be heard on an Innova recording, “A Special Light,” featuring music of David Macbride. His participation in the Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop has inspired nonclassical projects ranging to live improvised music for yoga classes. As a scholar, Dr. Hayslett’s research focuses on temporality in and perception of contemporary music, and his dissertation develops an analytical framework based on linguistics to analyze structure in Lee Hyla’s music. He has presented his research at conferences across the United States and in Austria, Norway, and Portugal. Beyond music, Dr. Hayslett competes in triathlons and enjoys practicing yoga. He currently resides in Miami.