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Yves Dharamraj, Classical Cello

Yves Dharamraj

Throughout his career, Yves Dharamraj has developed a reputation as a dynamic cellist who blends an immaculate command of the instrument with deep musical understanding to express his fresh artistic interpretations. Regarded by the Edmonton Sun as “a strikingly mature and gifted musician,” the young Franco-American enjoys a career that takes him to major venues across the country and abroad. At the age of 16, Dharamraj made his professional concerto debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Florida Orchestra under the baton of Thomas Wilkins. Met with critical acclaim, the cellist has since been recognized as one of the next generation’s leading artists. As part of the Juilliard School’s Centennial Celebration, he was invited to perform William Schuman’s A Song of Orpheus at Avery Fisher Hall with James DePriest and the Juilliard Orchestra. Other appearances with orchestra include performances with the Houston Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Green Bay Symphony and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, among others. Festival appearances include La Jolla’s Summerfest, Canada’s National Arts Centre, Steans Institute at Ravinia, Banff Centre for the Arts, Sarasota Music Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden. He made his radio broadcast solo debut on the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago. The cellist was chosen to attend the Perlman Music Program’s inaugural season and recently had the honor of collaborating with the world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Dharamraj explores the rich chamber music repertoire as a founding member of the Moët Trio and has collaborated with members of the Orion, Cleveland, Guarneri and Tokyo Quartets. He has performed in Jordan Hall, the Kennedy Center, 92nd St Y, and Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls. He performs regularly in France, recently toured Japan, and had the diplomatic honor of performing and teaching in Thailand in celebration of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana’s seventh cycle birthday. In addition, Dharamraj belongs to Ne(x)tworks, a cutting-edge group of performing composers, and has toured with the Grammy Award-nominated Yale Cellos. Dharamraj has won top prizes in the Ima Hogg, Klein, Juilliard, and Florida Orchestra Competitions. He has presented himself in master class with Yo-Yo Ma, Bernard Greenhouse, William Pleeth, Frans Helmerson, Christoph Eschenbach, Gary Hoffman, Gilbert Kalish, Claude Frank, and Pinchas Zukerman. Dharamraj began his cello studies at age four and performed in public soon afterward. He matriculated at Yale University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Master of Music, and an Artist Diploma under the guidance of the renowned pedagogue Aldo Parisot. He further studied at the Juilliard School as the recipient of the 2004 Victor Herbert Scholarship and the prestigious 2005 C.V. Starr Doctorate of Musical Arts Fellowship. Dharamraj has also worked with Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory as recipient of the Florence Gould Scholarship. He now teaches cello at Juilliard as assistant to Mr. Krosnick. Dharamraj plays an 1842 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello.

When: Mar 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Gibson Theatre
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