The College of Arts and Architecture

David Finckel, cello

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:30pm
122 Music Building II

Free Admission

Juilliard cello professor David Finckel presents a masterclass for Penn State cello students.

Finckel, along with violinist Philip Setzer and pianist Wu Han, will perform the final concert of a 2-season program of Beethoven piano trios in Schwab Auditorium on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and program information, please see the Center for the Performing Arts website.


Cellist David Finckel’s multifaceted career as concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur distinguishes him as one of today’s most influential classical musicians. He is a recipient of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year David Finckelaward. David appears extensively as recitalist with pianist Wu Han, and in piano trios with violinist Philip Setzer. Along with Wu Han, David Finckel serves as artistic director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), and they are the founding artistic directors of Music@Menlo in the Silicon Valley and artistic directors of Chamber Music Today, an annual festival in Seoul, South Korea.

His wide-ranging musical activities include the launch of ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company, whose 19-album catalogue has won widespread praise.

David is professor of cello at The Juilliard School, artist-in-residence at Stony Brook University, and director of the LG Chamber Music School in Korea. He also leads the Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio at the Aspen Music Festival. David served as cellist of the Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet for 34 seasons.

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