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Wolfram Koessel, since his critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut in 1994, has embarked on a diverse career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, performing internationally in the world's most distinguished concert halls. In 2006 Mr. Koessel joined the American String Quartet, internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets. He is on the cello and chamber music faculty at the Manhattan School of Music. Appointed as musical director of the Mark Morris Dance Group in 2004 Mr. Koessel has toured extensively with the company, performing hundreds of concerts with the company worldwide. His collaborations include performances with legendary tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, Jazz pianist Ethan Iverson, dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, among many others. Based in New York City, Mr. Koessel appears with a wide range of ensembles and chamber music groups, most notably and frequently with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Upcoming performances in the 2008/09 season will lead Mr. Koessel to Germany, South America, China, Japan and many cities in the United States. Mr. Koessel resides with his wife, pianist, and writer J. Mae Barizo, in Manhattan.

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