In this video, New England Conservatory educated Alexander Hersh plays Giovanni Sollima’s 1998 work Lamentatio.

Hersh won the cello category of the 2017 New York International Artists Competition and will be performing Lamentatio at the competition winners’ showcase on 24 September at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

He also won this year’s Schadt String Competition.

Hersh plays a G. B. Rogeri cello on loan from a sponsor through Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins, Chicago.