- Cello, Chamber Music
Born in N.Y.C.
On leave of absence.
Concerto soloist, chamber artist, master classes throughout Europe, Central and Eastern Asia, and North America. Cellist with Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players for 34 years, in residence at Bard College, participating in more than 100 commissions and many recordings. Principal cellist, New York Chamber Symphony under Gerard Schwarz (1976-2001), with recorded solos in Strauss's Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Cellist with Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell and Pierre Boulez. Collaborations with Garrick Ohlsson, Itzhak Perlman, Robert Mann, Dawn Upshaw, and Jaime Laredo. Commissioned and premiered solo works by Gunther Schuller, Joan Tower, George Perle, Aaron Jay Kernis, Martin Bresnick, Shulamit Ran. Guest artist, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Houston Da Camera, Chamber Music West. Artist-faculty member at Salzburg Mozarteum (1996-2002); opened 2002 season with Beethoven Triple Concert. Debuted in Salzburg Festval (1996) in chamber music of Shostakovich. Artist-faculty at Round Top Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Summit Festival, and Perlman Music Program. Appointed adjunct professor of cello at Lehman College, 2010.
Degrees and Studies
BS Juilliard; studied with Leonard Rose, Channing Robbins, Luigi Silva, Claus Adam, and Leonard Shure.