Amir Eldan, Cello
Cellist AMIR ELDAN was the youngest member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra when he won
the position of Associate Principal Cellist at the age of twenty two. He performed with the
Orchestra for three years and was invited by James Levine to perform with the MET Chamber Ensemble
in Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Eldan was the winner of the concerto competitions at Juilliard, the Aspen Music Festival and
the Cleveland Institute of Music and performed at Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard orchestra.
He has collaborated with members of the Guarneri and Juilliard String Quartet, Richard Goode,
Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, Kim Kashkashian, Midori and Joseph Silverstein.
In a series of concerts worldwide, he played Bach's six suites and gave recitals at Bargemusic,
Columbia University, Encore School for strings Blue Ribbon Series, Windham Chamber music festival,
La Sierra University and Indiana University, as well as in Israel, in Tel-Aviv and in Jerusalem.
AMIR ELDAN has collaborated in chamber music with members of the Guarneri and Juilliard string quartets, Richard Goode, Kim Kashkashian,
Joseph Silverstein, Midori, and Lynn Harrell. He has toured the United States and Israel as a
soloist with pianist Ofra Ytzhaki. AMIR ELDAN is a winner of concerto competitions at Juilliard, the Aspen
Music Festival, and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
He has performed in the music festivals of La Jolla, Marlboro, Ravinia, the Chamber Music Festival
in Giverny, France, West Cork Music Festival in Ireland and Open Chamber Music in Prussia Cove,
England. His performances have been features on Public Radio in the U.S. in Europe and in Israel.
Mr. Eldan received his B.M. degree cum laude from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he won
the cello award for achievement and excellence. Currently he is a doctorate degree candidate
at the Juilliard School, where he received his M.M. He studied with Peter Wiley, Richard Aaron and Joel Krosnick.
Mr. Eldan is an Assistant Professor at the Oberlin Conservatory. Before joining the faculty at
Oberlin, he served on the faculty at Juilliard as an assistant to Joel Krosnick.
This summer, he will be teaching and performing at Madeline Island Music Camp and Festival,
The Indiana University String Academy, Bowdoin Music Festival and the Litomysl String Master
Classes in the Czech Republic.