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André Emelianoff -
Teacher André Emelianoff

United States

New York

Cellist type:

Performing fields:
solo, chamber

Ahrim Kim
Seth Woods
Sean Chen

André Emelianoff is known worldwide as a cello soloist, chamber player and teacher. In the past several years he has concertized and given master classes in Japan, Seoul, Salzburg, Paris, Shanghai, Washington D.C. and Texas, where he was a soloist with violinist Jorja Fleezans in Brahms' Double Concerto under Stefan Sanderling. Former Juilliard Quartet first violinist Robert Mann chose Mr. Emelianoff as cellist in Elliott carter's 5th Quartet on the composer's 93rd birthday concert in New York. He performed with Itzhak Perlman in Brahms' Piano Quartet in a gala benefit for the Perlman Program in Weill Hall, as well as a Joan Tower retrospective in the Kennedy Center. He has also performed with Jaime Laredo, Richard Goode, Garrick Ohlsson, Dawn Upshaw, Herman Prey, and as guest artist with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Houston da Camera, Chamber Music at the Y, Suzuki and Friends, Chamber Music West, and the Con Brio Ensemble.

Composers Aaron Kernis, George Perle, Joan Tower, Shulamit Ran, Richard Wernick, Gerald Levinson, and Stephen Jaffee have written new works for Mr. Emelianoff, and he has premiered works by Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Charles Wuorinnen and US premieres by Sophia Gubaidulina and Shostakovitch. As an American Ambassador for the Arts he toured Cyprus, Malta and Central America in recitals and concerti including American music, sponsored by the USIA. Mr. Emelianoff has been principal cellist of the New York Chamber Symphony under Gerard Schwarz for 25 years and a member of the Cleveland Orchestra under Gearge Szell and Pierre Boulez. As cellist of the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, in residence at Bard College, he has participated in over 60 premieres and recorded Pierrot Lunaire without conductor. He is also cellist of the Aeolian Chamber Players in residence at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival. André Emelianoff is Artist-Faculty at the Perlman Program (recently in China and Israel), the Round Top Festival, the Nara Centennial Academy, Masterclasses International in Paris, and the Salzburg Mozarteum where he opened the 2002 season with Beethoven's Triple Concerto with violinist Paul Poczek, pianist Alois Kontarsly, and the Accademia San Giorgio under Rony Rogoff. He also performed a program of Shostakovitch at the Salzburg Festival. Mr. Emelianoff is currently on the College and Pre-College cello and chamber music faculty at the Juilliard School of Music.

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This cellist was posted by Karel and last edited on 6 March 2004 at 11:08:37 PM.