Cellist Joshua Gordon joined the Lydian String Quartet and the faculty at Brandeis in 2002. Gordon has earned acclaim for his work as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, Europe, Japan, and South America. Ensemble credits include the Cassatt and Ying Quartets, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, the Fromm Chamber Players at Harvard University, the Group For Contemporary Music, the New Millennium Ensemble, the New York Chamber Soloists, the New York Festival of Song, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Speculum Musicae. In Boston he is heard regularly at Jordan Hall as principal cellist of the New England String Ensemble and as resident cellist for the Composers Conference at Wellesley College held every summer. Gordon has played recitals in New York City's Merkin Hall, Weill Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as at the University of California at San Diego and the University of Maryland at College Park. He is an alumnus of the Juilliard School and the Tanglewood Music Center; his principal teachers were Harvey Shapiro, Joel Krosnick, and the Juilliard Quartet, with whom he appeared on the PBS program "Live From Lincoln Center: Juilliard at 80." He is featured on recordings from Albany, CRI, Cala, Koch International Classics, Naxos, Tall Poppies, and Tzadik; with the pianist Randall Hodgkinson, he plays on a new release from New World Records, "Leo Ornstein: Complete works For Cello and Piano," and as a Lydian he can be heard on their new Centaur recording "Vincent Persichetti: The Four String Quartets."