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Arash Amini
Hometown: New York
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Cellist Arash Amini has performed as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the U.S. and Canada, including in Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress in Washington DC, the United Nations, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studios, and Wolf Trap; and throughout Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan- including in Suntory Hall, and Botswana. His many performances include his New York debut recital in Alice Tully Hall in 2010 and Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto” with the Oakland East Bay Symphony in 2011; at two Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshops in Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia Festival, Smithsonian Institution, Verbier Festival and Academy in Switzerland, Bard Music Festival, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian; on Great Performers at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden series, and the Curtis Alumni Recital series; and for The Creative Coalition and Americans for the Arts. He has also performed chamber music with André Watts, Barbara Hendricks, Nigel Kennedy, Cho-Liang Lin, Mischa Maisky, Julian Lloyd Webber, John Dalley, Atar Arad, David Geringas, and Sharon Isbin. A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with David Soyer, and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Aldo Parisot, Arash Amini is a co-founder, the Artistic Director, and an Artist Member of the New York-based chamber music society, America’s Dream Chamber Artists, with whom he performs throughout the U.S., and a co-founder and faculty member of Waterlights International Festival.

Arash Amini has performed as the cellist of Mark O’Connor’s piano trio- including with Rosanne Cash and as Principal Cellist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has performed countless world and U.S. premieres of solo and chamber music works; his performances have been heard on NPR and WQXR’s McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase; he has been featured in The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, and Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), Chamber Music, The Strad, Symphony, and Muso magazines, on the Arte television network in Europe and Voice of America television and Internet broadcasts; and has recorded for the EMI, Naxos, New World, Albany, Naďve Classique, and Bridge Records labels. Arash Amini is a Daniel Pearl World Music Days Artist and a Musicians Emergency Fund Artist and Artistic Advisor and he has served on the faculty of the Mark O’Connor Strings Conference in San Diego.

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