Title: Professor of Violoncello
Office: 346 Memorial Hall
Yehuda Hanani has performed with many orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Buenos Aires Philharmonic and the Hong Kong Symphony, collaborating with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, David Robertson and Vladimir Fedoseyev. He performed at Marlboro (where he studied with Pablo Casals) and at festivals including Aspen, Chautauqua, Blue Hill, Round Top, Great Wall, Musicorda, Prades, Finland, Ottawa, Oslo, Australia Chamber Music, and Yale at Norfolk.
He presents master classes worldwide including the Juilliard School, Univeristy of Indiana at Bloomington, New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Berlin Hochschule, Taipei, Tokyo National University, Utrecht Conservatory, University of Ottawa, Colombia, Israel, Brazil, China, and others. Since his New York debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y and Lincoln Center. He has collaborated in performances with Leon Fleisher, Itzhak Perlman, Yefim Bronfman, David Parsons, Sigourney Weaver and Richard Chamberlain as well as the Tokyo, Vermeer, Muir, Lark, Amernet, and Avalon quartets.
A champion of contemporary and rarely played cello repertoire, he has had composers write music specifically for him, including a recent premiere of a work by Osvaldo Golijov with soprano Dawn Upshaw, and commissions by Lera Auerbach, John Musto, Bernard Rands, Kenji Bunch, and Paul Schoenfield. He made the first recording of the monumental Alkan Cello Sonata, which received a Grand Prix du Disque nomination, as well as the Nicholai Maiskovsky sonatas and American works by Lukas Foss and Leo Ornstein. He acts as artistic director of the thematic chamber music series in Scottsdale, the Berkshires’ "Close Encounters with Music," and at the Frick Collection in New York City. He also leads the 'Bach' Annalia symposium at CCM.