Artist Bio

Tavi Ungerleider, cello

Tavi Ungerleider, a celebrated young cellist praised for his “jaw-dropping virtuosity and an enthusiasm that makes a lapsed dabbler want to dust off her own keyboard” (Los Angeles Times), has performed extensively in most of the major concert halls across the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. Appearing numerous times on NPR, he has performed in collaboration with many of the great musical innovators, including Grammy Award winners Béla Fleck and Leonard Slatkin. He has also performed extensively at festivals, including Kneisel Hall, Aspen, and Ravinia. Ungerleider recently collaborated with Michael Tilson Thomas for a television series entitled Masterclass that is currently on HBO and PBS. In addition to performing regularly, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including top prizes from the 2013 Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards, 2012 International Crescendo Music Awards Competition, Harvard Musical Association, National Federation of Music Clubs, and International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition of the Chamber Music Foundation of New England. Ungerleider is pursuing his master’s degree with Joel Krosnick at the Julliard School.

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