Cellist Bryan Hayslett continues to distinguish himself as a versatile solo, orchestral, and chamber music player. Dr. Hayslett 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. He has taught as adjunct artist faculty at NYU Steinhardt and served as the cellist of contemporary performance group Juxtatonal. Dr. Hayslett is a proponent of new music, having founded and participated in the Semiosis Quartet and several new music chamber groups in the New England area. Dr. Hayslett can be heard on an Innova recording, "A Special Light," featuring music of David Macbride. As a scholar, Dr. Hayslett's research focuses on temporality in the music of Lee Hyla, and his PhD dissertation develops an analytical framework based on linguistics to analyze structure in Hyla's music. He has received several research grants and has presented his research at conferences across the United States and in Austria, Norway, and Portugal. A member of Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society, Hayslett holds degrees from NYU (Ph.D.), The Boston Conservatory (M.M., G.P.D.), and The Hartt School of Music (B.M.), and his principal teachers include Marion Feldman, Rhonda Rider, Terry King, and Yuri Anshelevich. Beyond music, Hayslett competes in triathlons and enjoys practicing yoga.