Jeffrey Solow, cello
Cellist Jeffrey Solow’s impassioned and compelling playing has enthralled audiences throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia as a recitalist, soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he studied with the distinguished cellist Gabor Rejto and earned a degree in Philosophy magna cum laude from UCLA while studying with and then assisting the legendary Gregor Piatigorsky.
Mr. Solow’s repertoire encompasses performances of more than 40 solo works with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic (also at the Hollywood Bowl), Japan Philharmonic, Prime Symphony (Korea), VNOB (Hanoi), Seattle Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the American Symphony (with whom he also recorded) and he has been guest artist at many national and international chamber music festivals. He has recorded on the Columbia, New World, ABC, Centaur, Delos, Kleos, Laurel, Everest, and Telefunken labels and received two Grammy Award nominations.
In addition to performing, Mr. Solow’s editions are published by Breitkopf, IMC, Peters, Latham, Ovation, and Henle Urtext and his articles and reviews can be found in The Strad, Strings, and American String Teacher magazines. He is editor of the Newsletter of the Violoncello Society, Inc. of NY, the nation’s second oldest cello society, and serves as VCS president. Recognized as an authority on healthy and efficient cello playing, Jeffrey Solow is professor of cello at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is past president of the American String Teachers Association, chair of ASTA’s National Solo Competition, and has served on their Executive Board.