David finckel

American cellist David Finckel began his musical studies with his father, Edwin Finckel, making his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations aged 15. From 1979 to 2013 he was the cellist of the Emerson String Quartet, with whom he made over thirty acclaimed recordings. Nowadays he is co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, co-artistic director of Chamber Music Today, professor of cello at the Juilliard School, visiting professor at Stony Brook University and co-artistic director of Music@Menlo, the festival he co-founded in 2003. He regularly performs and records with the pianist Wu Han.