Originally, 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 Maria D'Aquila.
  • 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).
  • January 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.
  • March 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.
  • February 17th A Russian Cellist will be playing with the Seattle symphony Sergey Pletnev is the soloist and he is performing the Tchaikovsky cello concerto.
  • March 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.
  • May 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.
  • In 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 !