Emmanuel Feldman Cello
Hailed by John Williams as “an outstanding cellist and truly dedicated artist”, Emmanuel Feldman has emerged as one of the most innovative and expressive cellists of his generation. Of his 2013 CD release on Delos, Our American Roots, Gramophone called Feldman, “an artist who combines communicative urgency with tonal splendor.” Known for intense and soulful playing that explores a broad range of repertoire and styles, he enjoys a multifaceted career as soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and educator.
With a solo concert career that has taken him throughout Europe and America, Feldman has performed at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, The Phillips Collection, Salle Gaveau, Radio France, Franz Liszt Academy, and countless other venues in Germany, France and Spain. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, New England String Ensemble, Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, Greensboro Festival Orchestra, and Boston Philharmonic, amongst others. Following his 2006 debut on the Marquee Celebrity Series of Boston, Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe remarked that, “Emmanuel Feldman was superb in the Bach Solo Suites”. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with numerous pianists and instrumentalists, as well as the Borromeo String Quartet, and members of the Lydian and Jupiter String Quartets. He has also appeared frequently on radio and television broadcasts, including WQXR New York, WCRB and WGBH Boston, Vermont Public Radio and Radio France.
Through newly commissioned premieres and interdisciplinary collaborations with dance and poetry, Feldman has fostered collaborations with artists and ensembles such as the Mark Morris Dance Group, Rebecca Rice Dance, Aurea Ensemble, and Bobby McFerrin, helping to create unique and unexpected concert experiences. A champion of new music, he has premiered numerous works, and as co-founder of Cello e Basso, with double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman, they have commissioned more than a dozen new works. Feldman’s own compositions have been performed by the New England String Ensemble, Cello E Basso, and the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival. Additionally, he has arranged Gershwin’s Three Preludes for cello and piano. With nearly a dozen recordings to his credit, his discography has been recognized for its commitment to solo and chamber works by contemporary and American composers.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music with additional studies at the Paris Conservatory, Feldman is currently on the cello faculty at New England Conservatory, and on both the cello and chamber music faculty at Tufts University, Heifetz International Music Institute, and Killington Music Festival, while also maintaining an active private studio in the Boston area.
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