Arthur Cook has appeared as a chamber musician and soloist in summer festivals at Sandpoint,
Meadowmount, Yale-at-Norfolk, Rutgers, Apple Hill, Taos, the Blue Mountain Festival, and
Provincetown. New York Philharmonic Biennial, New York Composers Circle.
He has served as principal cellist for the Wayne Chamber Orchestra, the New Philharmonic, and the New York Symphonic Ensemble on its Japan Tour. He has partnered with pianist Deborah Gilwood since 1985. They have appeared in recital at Princeton University, the Beethoven Festival at Oyster Bay, Haverford College,Rutgers University, the Third Street Settlement School in Philadelphia, Smith College, Seton HallUniversity, UMASS Amherst, and in New York City on the New Horizons Series at the Greenwich House of Music, Mannes College, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, Holyoke, and the Library at Lincoln Center.
From 1997-2016, they were the Co-Artistic Directors of the Blue Door Summer Chamber
Music Series. Their CD, Censored by Hitler: the Rediscovered Masterpieces issued by Centaur garnered favorable reviews from European and American music journals is housed in the permanent collection of the Library at Lincoln Center and continues to be programmed on public radio stations in the United States and abroad. Mr Cook has been on the faculties of Seton Hall University and Smith College. His teachers include Arthur Follows, David Geber, Felix Galimir, Louis Krasner, John Sessions and counterpoint Dr. Mary Jean van Appledorn. He hold degrees from Texas Tech University and the Mannes College of Music.