producer who attended the Curtis Institute of Music and the New England
Conservatory of Music and studied with Mary Canberg,
Lorne Munroe and David Soyer.
whom he has worked include the Aeolian Chamber Players, the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln
Center, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the
Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony
Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber
Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Violoncello
He has served
on the Board of Overseers and has been one of the original Players in
Residence for Bargemusic in Brooklyn, New York. On 31st August 1989, he
and violinist Theodore Arm and pianist Shigeo Neriki
appeared in a recital on Fulton Ferry Landing. Their program comprised Ludwig van
Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2” (“Moonlight”),
Antonin Dvorak’s “Piano Trio in F minor,
Op. 65” and Edvard Grieg’s “Sonata
for Cello and Piano, Op. 36”.
participated in the Seattle Chamber Music Festival in 1995, when he
performed “Quartet in A minor, Op. 35” by Anton Arensky and “Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello, Op. 72”
by Benjamin Britten.
He has been very active in Chamber Music Northwest in Portland Oregon. In 1997, he and violinist Ani Kavafian, pianist
Anne-Marie McDermott and violist Paul Neubauer offered
up “Quartet in C minor, Op. 15” by Gabriel Faure.
He and pianist Randall Hodgkinson,
violist Cynthia Phelps and violinist Daniel Phillips performed Faure’s
“Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45” in 2000. He was one of a baker’s dozen
of musicians who interpreted the original version of the Appalachian Spring suite by Aaron
In 2002, he
and violists Paul Neubauer and Cynthia Phelps and
violinists Todd Phillips and Alexander Simionescu
offered up “Quintet in C major, K. 515” by Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart in 2006 when he played cello in a performance of “Piano
Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K. 449” which was paired with Felix
Mendelssohn’s “Quintet in B flat major, Op. 87”.
2008, he was one of the members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra who performed
Leon Kirchner’s “Concerto for Violin, Cello, Ten Winds and
violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Pedja Muzijevic appeared at
the Inn in Rancho Santa Fe, California, on
22nd March 2009.
Their recital included Mozart’s “Sonata in G major, K.
379 (373a)”, Mendelssohn’s “Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66”
and Robert Schumann’s “Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op.
August 2010, he participated in the Summer Festival which featured Ernst
von Dohnanyi’s “Serenade in C major,
Op. 10”, Dvorak’s “Quintet in E flat majore,
Op. 97” and Sergei Prokofiev’s “Overture on Hebrew Themes
in C minor, Op. 34”.
He has also
served as Artistic Director for the Chestnut Hill series of concerts which
take place in Madison, Connecticut. In 2011, he and pianist Benjamin Hochman teamed up for Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata
in E minor, Op. 38”. They
were joined by violist Maiya Papach
and violinist Steven Copes for Faure’s “Quartet No. 1 in C
minor, Op. 15”.
July 2012, he was on hand for another Chamber Music Northwest concert in Kaul Auditorium at Reed College. The program paired Dohnanyi’s “Sextet in C Major” with
Franz Schubert’s “Quintet in C major”.
He was one of
the friends when Erin Keefe and Friends gave an alumni recital in Field
Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
on 24th February 2013.
The triple-header included Brahms’ “Sextet No. 2 in G
major, Op. 36”, Dvorak’s “Miniatures, Op. 75a” and
Richard Strauss’s “Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18”.
co-founded the Boston Chamber Music Society, for whom he performed and
served as artistic director for twenty-six years.
which he appears include: Aaron Copland/Arthur Foote: Chamber Music with Flute and Ned Rorem: Chamber
Music with Flute by Fenwick Smith; Brahms: Clarinet Trio/Clarinet Quintet and
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de
Florence/Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht with the
BCMS; Brandenburgs from the Barge; Daniel S. Godfrey: Wrinkled Moon with members of
the SPCO; Esquire Jazz
Collection: Breakthrough!; The Milken Archive of American Jewish
Music; Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E minor for Violin,
Cello and Piano, Op. 67/Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 40; Viennese Guitar; and, Yehudi Wyner: The Mirror/Passover Offering/Tants un Maysele.
In the field
of music education, he has given master classes and taught at the Boston
Conservatory, Brown University, the Curtis Institute of Music,
M.I.T., the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Wellesley.