Aspen Music Festival And School

David Finckel Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • cello

Faculty Details

  • Leave of Absence

David Finckel, cellist, leads multifaceted career as a concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur, placing him in the ranks of today’s most influential classical musicians. Named Musical America’s Musicians of the Year with pianist Wu Han, his concert appearances as orchestral soloist and duo recitalist take him to the world’s most prestigious venues and concert series. Mr. Finckel’s wide-ranging musical activities also include the launch of ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and internet-based recording company. Mr. Finckel serves as co-artistic director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with pianist Wu Han, and they are also founding artistic directors of the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute and artistic directors of Chamber Music Today in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Finckel is professor of cello at The Juilliard School, artist-in-residence at Stony Brook University, and director of the LG Chamber Music School in Korea. He has appeared annually on the Aspen Music Festival and School’s master class series and leads the Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio at the AMFS.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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