my intention was to become an orchestral cellist and at 20 I was playing
in the New Jersey Symphony. At 23 I was Principal cellist in Biel Switzerland
under the baton of Jost Meir. I have always tried to improve my playing
by teaching , practicing, going to watch other cellists perform, taking
lessons with some of the best cellists I know of, and finally by going on
the stage to perform. When I go to a concert I want to be moved emotionally
rather than just be entertained with technical acrobatics. This is the real
challenge for any musician and what makes playing recitals so rewarding.
Listed below are my recitals and those of other cellists performing in the
Seattle area. Please let me know of other cellists playing here in the Northwest
and I will post them here as well.
June 18th 2009 at the hapel Performance center I will play the Brahms
e minor Sonata, the 2nd movement of the Dvorak cello Concerto and
the first movement of the the Haydn cello Concerto with Pianist Lisa
September 2009 at the Seattle Art Museum. I am performing a piece
by Peter Steven titled Autonomy.
October 2009 Chang Hall at the University of British Columbia. I will
be the featured soloist at a memorial concert for Mislav Rostropivich
performing works by Popper ( Requiem for 3 cellos and Hector Villa
Lobos (Bachianas Braziliaras).
8th 2010 I am performing at the Chapel Performance space in Wallingford.
The concert start at 8:00PM and the concert is a composer symposium.
I am playing a piece for cello written by Peter Stevens titled Autonomy.
28th 2010 at the Asian Art Museum on Capitol Hill. In this concert I
will play 6 movements from various Bach Suites which are my favorites,
the second movement from the Dvorak cello concerto and will conclude
with another performance of Autonomy written Peter Stevens who will
be accompanying me.
17th A Russian Cellist will be playing with the Seattle symphony Sergey
Pletnev is the soloist and he is performing the Tchaikovsky cello concerto.
18 Vassily Sinaisky Conducts Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Vassily Sinaisky,
conductor Henning Kraggerud, violin Daniel Muller-Schott cello playing
Brahms Double Concerto in A Minor. Daniel Muller-Schott plays on Harvey
Shapiros Groffiller cello. Go to
seattlesymphony.org for more dates and information these 2 Concerts.
- March 20 2011
I am performing a contemporary piece by Peter Stevens titled August
Ruins for solo cello. The concert is at 2:00 PM at the Asian Art Museum.
- April 21 2011
I will be playing 10 movements of Bach from the cello suites. Don't
have all the details at the moment. South end of Seattle.
1 2011 I will perform the the Popper Requiem at Daniels
Recital Hall downtown with 2 other cellists as part of a benefit concert
for the Japanese victims of the earthquake and tsunami that occurred
on March 11.
November and December 2011 I intend to give two performances of the
Bloch cello Concerto Schelomo along with other major works. They should
be exciting recitals with ambitious programs! I will post more information
with dates and locations soon.
I must admit this page has not been updated in quite a while. I have
played a two cello concert in Vancouver with Eric Wilson who teaches cello
at the University of British Columbia last month ( March 2013 ) and also
played a 3 hour recital ( Payed gig ! ) at the African American Museum
which was an all Bach Cello Suites Recital ... Whew ! I earned my money
that night. But the really important recital is on May 6th for my students.
This recital will be again at the Good Shepard Chapel performance center
in Wallingford Seattle. 50th and Dayton at 7:00 PM. You are invited to
come listen and meet the students. I will try and keep this page updated
for upcoming recitals before they happen !