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    • Amir Eldan

      • University of Michigan Musical Instrument: Cello
    • Amir Eldan at the Orford Music Academy

      Amir Eldan performs as a soloist, chamber musician and as guest principal cello. He served as Principal Cello of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and as guest Principal Cello 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 Cello and performed with the MET Chamber Ensemble in Carnegie Hall.

      As the winner of the Juilliard Competition, Mr. Eldan made his New York debut in Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. He performed the six Bach Suites in a series of concerts in the United States and in Israel. 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. Music festivals appearances include Bowdoin, Giverny (France), La Jolla (California), Pilsen (Czech Republic), Prussia Cove (England), and West Cork (Ireland). He also participated in the Marlboro music festival and toured with Musicians from Marlboro.

      In 2006, while working on his doctorate, Mr. Eldan was appointed Cello Professor at the Oberlin Conservatory where he also served as Chair of the String Department. As the cellist of the Oberlin Trio, he performed throughout the U.S.A. and South Korea.

      Mr. 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 television and radio in the U.S.A., Europe and in Israel. He was appointed Cello Professor at the University of Michigan in 2019.