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Styles: classical
Phone: 862-222-7011
Instruments: cello
in South Florida. Robert made his solo debut with the Miami Symphonic Society at the age of 17. He studied with Aldo Parisot at the New England Conservatory of Music where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. While studying in Boston, he participated in master classes with Mstislav Rostropovitch and chamber music studies with Rudolph Kolisch. He has been heard in summer festivals in Sapporo, Japan, Maine, Connecticut, Colorado and Florida and in recital in Northern New Jersey and in such cities as Boston, New York, Miami, and Tulsa. He also has been heard in national broadcast with eminent American composer Gunther Schuller on PBS television. Previously, Robert held the position of Principal Cello with the New England Conservatory Symphony, The Springfield, Mass. Symphony, the Tulsa Philharmonic, The Fort Lauderdale Symphony Orchestra, Greater Miami Opera Orchestra, and the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, and the Associate Principal position with the Miami Philharmonic. He joined the Houston Symphony in 1976 and retired from this position after a thirty year career including participating in many recordings and touring the US, Europe, Mexico and Japan. He has been heard as soloist with the HSO, performing concerti by Saint Sa?ns, Haydn and Benjamin Lees. He has also been a featured soloist with the Galveston Symphony, Houston Civic Symphony and Adelphi Chamber Orchestra in concerti by Haydn, Boccherini, Schumann, and Dvorak. In 1986, he performed the Houston premiere of the Miaskovsky C Minor Cello Concerto with the Civic Symphony of Houston. Robert has taught Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Tulsa. He also teaches cello privately and has given Master Classes in several cities, including Miami Florida, Memphis Tennessee, Boulder Colorado, Shanghai China, and Morris County, NJ. He spends his spare time performing chamber music, solo recitals and as a collector and restorer of fine string instruments for which he maintains the website"

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