Preparatory Division Faculty

Michael Finckel
B.M., Bennington College. Additional studies at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Cello studies with George Finckel, George Neikrug, Pietro Grossi, John Frazer. Composition studies with Henry Brant and Louis Calabro.
Cello; Chamber Music

Profile:
Conducting studies with Henry Brandt and Pierre Monteux. Virgil Thomas Award; four Meet the Composer Grants. Member, Cabrini Quartet, Finckel Cello Quartet, Ensemble 21, Brooklyn Philharmonic. Solo appearances with Vermont State Symphony, Utica Symphony, Syracuse Symphony. Performances under Pierre Boulez (New York Philharmonic Rug Concert series). Principal Cello, Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, 1980-1992. Director, Sage City Symphony since 1991; Kinhaven Adult Chamber Music Workshop since 1999. Recordings on CRI, Doriad, ECM/Warner Bros., Deutsche Grammophon, Nonsuch, Opus 1 labels. Former Faculty, Cornell University, Princeton University, Bennington College. Faculty, Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center since 1970; Chamber Music and Composers’ Forum of the East since 1980; Hoff-Barthleson School of Music since 1999; Mannes Preparatory Division since 2003. 
Personal Website:
www.finckel4cellos.com

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