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Laura Blustein

  • Chair, String and Piano Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Cello (Preparatory School)

B.M. with honors (NEC); M.M., D.M.A.

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Meghan Carye

  • Chair, Chamber Music (Continuing Education)
  • Cello (Preparatory School)

Meghan Carye is an active cellist and music educator in the Greater Boston Area.  She began her musical training at New England…

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Mark Churchill

  • Cello
  • Dean Emeritus, Preparatory and Continuing Education

Educator, conductor, and cellist Mark Churchill is Dean Emeritus of New England Conservatory’s Department of Preparatory and Continuing…

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Blaise Déjardin

  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence (Preparatory School)
  • BSO member

Born in Strasbourg, France, cellist Blaise Déjardin joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2008.

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Allison Eldredge

  • Cello (Preparatory School)

Cellist Allison Eldredge is a rare talent who has successfully made the transition from exciting virtuosic prodigy to important, mature…

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Adam Esbensen

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Cello Choir (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence

In 2008, cellist Adam Esbensen joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he occupies the Richard C. and Ellen E.

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Jenny Fan

  • Suzuki Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Suzuki Cello Class (Preparatory School)

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Emmanuel Feldman

  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Hailed by John Williams as “an outstanding cellist and truly dedicated artist”, Emmanuel Feldman has emerged as one of the most innovative and expressive…

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Susanne Friedrich

  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Susanne Friedrich was born in Vienna, Austria, and received her cello training at the Vienna Conservatory, studying with Victor Görlich and…

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Nancy Hair

  • Suzuki Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Suzuki Cello Class (Preparatory School)

B.M.

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Mihail Jojatu

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Cello Choir (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence

Romanian-born cellist Mihail Jojatu joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's cello section in 2001 and became fourth chair (the Sandra and…

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Mickey Katz

  • Cello (BSO)
  • Chamber Music

Mickey Katz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004, and occupies the BSO's Stephen and Dorothy Weber Chair.

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Paul Katz

  • Cello (College & Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Professional String Quartet Training Program

Paul Katz is known to concertgoers the world over as cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, which, during an international career of 26 years,…

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Eugene Kim

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

An avid chamber musician and solo recitalist, cellist Eugene Kim has given solo performances throughout Korea, England, Italy, and his…

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Yeesun Kim

  • Cello (College, Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Cellist Yeesun Kim is a member of the Borromeo String Quartet, New England Conservatory's quartet-in-residence.

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Alexandre Lecarme

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Cello Choi (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence

A native of Grasse, France, cellist Alexandre Lecarme joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2008–09 season.

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Laurence Lesser

  • President Emeritus
  • Cello, Walter W. Naumburg Chair in Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Artistic Director, First Monday at Jordan Hall

A member of the New England Conservatory faculty since 1974, and president of the school from 1983 through 1996 (following a year as artistic director), …

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Ming-Hui Lin

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Suzuki Cello, Suzuki Cello Class (Preparatory School)

Hailed as one of the 100 Passionate People (Taiwanese American Project), Ming-Hui Lin is a versatile cellist, an avid chamber musician, and…

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Ronald Lowry

  • Cello (Preparatory School)

Ronald Lowry is an active performer in many of Boston’s leading musical organizations.

Andrew Mark

  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Cellist Andrew Mark received his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from New England Conservatory.

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Carol Ou

  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Assistant Chair, Strings (Continuing Education)
  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

A versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou is known for her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and…

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Sam Ou

  • Assistant Chair, Strings (Preparatory School)
  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Educaton)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Educaton)

Praised for his "impassioned performance" (Boston Globe) and playing "with remarkable ease and clarity, while maintaining a graceful—if vociferous…

Barbara Paschke

  • Cello (Preparatory School)

Michael Reynolds

  • Cello

Michael Reynolds has been the cellist of the world-renowned Muir String Quartet since its inception in 1979.

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Judith Serkin

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Judith Serkin is a graduate of the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Her teachers were Marta Casals Istomin, David Soyer and Mischa Schneider.

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