He is a cellist and teacher who was raised in
Cambridge, Massachusetts and took his studies in cello, chamber music and
conducting at Harvard College and the Manhattan School of Music with
teachers such as Maurice Eisenberg, Leonard Shure and Pablo Casals.
His carer as a professional musician has seen him
perform with countless American orchestras and ensembles and some of these
include the Buffalo Philharmonic, Chancellor String Quartet, Concerto
Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Network for New Music, Orchestra
2001, Philadelphia Camerata, Princeton Chamber Orchestra, Relache Ensemble,
Springfield Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Windsor String Quartet.
He also founded and spent three decades as a member of
the New York Camerata, worked with Leopold Stokowski as the Principal
Cellist of the American Symphony and appeared as a solo recitalist at
Carnegie Hall on four occasions.
More recently he has been the Principal Cello with the Bucks County
Symphony and a member of Orchestra 2001 and the ensembles Liebesfreud and
He has appeared on several recordings that include Songs
from Another Time by New York Camerata, Gloria! Gloria! with
Benita Valente, The Philadelphia Singers & Concerto Soloists Chamber
Orchestra of Philadelphia and A Miriam Gideon Retrospective and Images:
Music by Eleanor Cory and Walter Winslow: Concertati Veneziani & Other
In the field of musical education he has been involved
with the Princeton Chamber Music Play Week as it’s music director since it
was established in the two decades ago. He has also been a private tutor at the Settlement Music
School and a faculty member of several schools that include Amherst
College, Doylestown’s Community Conservatory, Exeter Academy, the
University of Delaware and Manhattan School of Music among others.
He is also the compiler of the publication Cellos
Scales and Arpeggios and the inventor of the music scroller, which
allows music to be read with the aid of a foot pedal instead of turning pages.
The Philadelphia Singers recordings
Adeste Fidelis (John Francis Wade)
RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria! Gloria!)
Soprano – Benita Valente
Concerto Soloists Chamber
Orchestra of Philadelphia
Conductor – Michael Korn
Liner Notes: Gloria! Gloria!