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Jaffe,Claudio

Styles: classical
Phone: 561-508-7795
Email: claudiojaffe@gmail.com
Website: www.claudiojaffe.com
Instruments: cello
CLAUDIO JAFFE, cellist Hailed by The New York Times as 'an elegant and accomplished artist' of 'taste, technique, musicianship, and a contagious youthful enthusiasm', Claudio Jaff? fascinates his audiences with his colorful and passionate virtuosity. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Jaffe has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world, including the Weill Recital Hall, Town Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City; the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires; Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro; Sociedade Cultura Artistica in Sao Paulo; Wigmore Hall in London; Suntory Hall in Tokyo; and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. His performance was found to be 'eloquent with pathos and tenderness' by the New London Day, which further commented on Jaffe?s 'superb intonation, robust sound, and overall musical command'. Jaffe made his orchestral debut at the age of 11, performing a concerto written for him by Brazilian composer Radames Gnattali. At the age of 18, he made his first appearance as a soloist with a major symphony orchestra. A winner of the International Villa-Lobos Cello Competition, Jaffe has performed with international orchestras such as the Slovak Philharmonic, the Calgary Symphony, and the Brazilian orchestras of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Para?ba, and Goiania. He has also performed throughout the United States with the Delaware, Lexington, Elgin, Greenville, Augusta, Rockford, Missouri, Olympia, Bridgeport, Pensacola, Jackson, Owensboro, Paducah, and Columbus symphony orchestras to name just a few. Chosen to perform in the Select Debut Series, Jaffe made his New York City debut recital at Town Hall. He performed throughout his native country as the winner of the Young Artists of Brazil Competition. As a prizewinner of numerous competitions, Jaffe won first place in the Villa-Lobos International Cello Competition, the East and West Young Artists Competition that awarded him a solo recital at Carnegie Recital Hall, and several symphony orchestra competitions where he was invited to perform as soloist (New London, CT; Poughkeepsie, NY; Pasadena, CA). He was a semi-finalist in major International competitions including the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, Russia; the Gaspar Cassad? International Cello Competition in Florence, Italy; the Naumburg Competition in New York; the Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona, Spain; and the Vina del Mar International Music Competition in Chile. Jaffe was also selected as Musical America?s Young Artists of 1987. In addition to performing in over 40 U.S. states, Jaffe has been an active educator. He has conducted master classes around the world and has served on the faculty at several music festivals. He was a faculty member at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University, and for 4 years served as Dean of the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University. He created and directs the String program at Saint Andrew?s School in Boca Raton, FL and has been the Resident Conductor of the Florida Youth Orchestra for over 14 years. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jaffe began his cello studies at the age of seven and gave his first public concert at the age of eleven. His early teachers included Ibere Gomes Grosso, his father Alberto Jaffe, Antonio Guerra Vicente, and Juarez Johnson. At the age of fifteen, he received an invitation by the distinguished Yale professor of cello Aldo Parisot to study in the United States. Subsequently, Jaffe earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees from Yale University under Parisot?s tutelage. Jaffe studied in Master classes and special workshops with great masters of the cello including Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Paul Tortelier, Tokyo String Quartet, Janos Starker, Nathaniel Rosen, and Ralph Kirshbaum.

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