Jeffrey Solow


Cellist Jeffrey Solow‘s impassioned and compelling playing has enthralled audiences throughout the United States and Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia in performances as recitalist, orchestral soloist, and chamber musician. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he studied with the distinguished cellist Gabor Rejto and earned a degree in Philosophy magna cum laudefrom UCLA while studying with and then assisting the legendary Gregor Piatigorsky at USC.

Mr. Solow’s concerto appearances include performances of more than forty different works with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic (also at the Hollywood Bowl), Japan Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Prime Symphony Orchestra (Korea), Milwaukee Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, VNOB (Hanoi), 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 for numerous record labels and received two Grammy Award nominations. This past summer he performed his thirteenth cycle of Bach’s cello suites at NYC’s floating venue, Bargemusic.

Mr. Solow is active in other areas of music besides performing. The Strad, Strings, and American String Teacher magazines have published his articles and reviews, and he was president of the Violoncello Society of NY. Recognized as an authority on healthy and efficient cello playing, Jeffrey is a past-president of the American String Teachers Association and for many years has been professor of cello at Temple University in Philadelphia, where in 2020 he received the Lindback Award for distinguished teaching.