Reprinted from The Strad 12/14/2016
South Korean cellist Taeguk Mun has won the János Starker Foundation Award, worth $25,000.
Granted to cellists under the age of 30 ‘who have already begun a significant career in music’, the prize was created in memory of legendary Hungarian-American cellist and pedagogue János Starker, who died in April 2013 at the age of 88. Continue reading
Reprinted from Internet Cello Society 11-29-2016
By Tim Janof 4-6-2006
TJ: When you burst onto the music scene, people were struck by your white hot performances. Your sound was strong and your vibrato was wide, which was a striking contrast to your predecessors. Where did your unique concept of sound come from?
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Reprinted from the Boston Symphony Orchestra 11/17/2016
Jules Eskin, the legendary principal cellist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 53 years, passed away at his home in Brookline, Massachusetts, after a long struggle with cancer. Continue reading
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By Nathan Chan
Hey CelloBello readers! My name is Nathan Chan and I’ve been playing the cello for over 17 years. Throughout this time period, my relationship with the cello has been an ongoing evolution in the way I see music as an incredibly powerful tool of expression and creativity. What started as a hobby in the beginning of my musical learning initially evolved into a battle for technical mastery and now has begun to blossom as a freeing medium for spontaneity and exploration. Continue reading
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Reprinted from Internet Cello Society 11/28/98
By Tim Janof:
TJ: You studied with Felix Salmond who also taught Leonard Rose.
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More or Less…
String Trios, Quintets and Beyond
It is generally agreed that the string quartet is the ultimate chamber music idiom. While there are surely those that differ with that assessment, I confess that I agree from my perspectives as both a listener and a performing artist. Many of the greatest composers from Haydn to the present day have tried their hand at quartet writing. Many have succeeded in giving us their best creations, some of which are regarded to be some of the greatest creative work of human kind. Continue reading