Masterful Strings: Masterclass with Amir Eldan, cello

Masterful Strings: Masterclass with Amir Eldan, cello

Friday, April 3, 2020 . 12PM
Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones

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This masterclass will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission.

Amir Eldan performs as a soloist, chamber musician and as guest principal cellist. In 2011-12, he served as principal cellist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra by invitation from Zubin Mehta and a year later, as guest principal cellist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. At age 22, he became the youngest member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York, when he won the position of associate principal cellist and was invited by James Levine to perform with the MET Chamber Ensemble in Carnegie Hall.

As the winner of the Juilliard Competition, Eldan made his New York debut with the Brahms Double concerto in Lincoln Center and has performed the Six Bach Suites in a series of concerts worldwide. 

Equally in demand as a chamber musician, he has collaborated in chamber music performances with members of the Cleveland, Guarneri and Juilliard String Quartets and the Beaux Arts Trio, pianist Richard Goode and cellists Lynn Harrell and Steven Isserlis.

In 2006, while working on his doctorate, Eldan was appointed cello professor at the Oberlin Conservatory and served as chair of the String Department from 2015-19. He was a member of the Oberlin Trio and performed with the trio throughout the U.S. and South Korea.

Eldan holds a Doctor of Music degree and Master of Music degree, both from Juilliard where he also served as a guest teacher. His performances have been featured on public television and radio in the U.S., Europe and in Israel.   

He was appointed cello professor at the University of Michigan in 2019.

Join Eldan for a cello masterclass.

Masterful Strings is a lively series of masterclasses, discussions and performances that feature renowned string artists sharing their artistry in string pedagogy and performance. Masterful Strings is funded in part by the Tretter Distinguished Faculty Fellowship in Violin and the Barbara K. Steppel Memorial Faculty Fellowship in Cello.