Aspen Music Festival And School

Astrid Schween Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • cello

Cellist Astrid Schween has appeared at many of the world’s great concert halls including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, Tokyo’s Yamaha Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Ravinia, Tanglewood, the Kennedy Center, and more. At the age of 16, Schween made her concerto debut with the New York Philharmonic and conductor, Zubin Mehta, who arranged for her to study with the legendary cellist, Jacqueline DuPre. She received primary training from Leonard Rose, Harvey Shapiro, Channing Robbins, Ardyth Alton and Dr. H.T. Ma.

Astrid Schween maintains a lively solo performance schedule in addition to touring with the Juilliard String Quartet. She recently performed the Elgar Concerto with the Boulder Philharmonic, and has received invitations from Tanglewood, the Eastman School of Music, Boston Conservatory, Violoncello Society of New York, and others.

A longtime member of the Lark Quartet, with whom she earned the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and Gold Medal at Russia’s Shostakovich Competition, she appears regularly at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and in recital with pianist Victor Asuncion. Her recordings appear on the Sony, Arabesque, Decca/Argo, CRI, New World, JRI, Centaur, NAR, and Point labels.

A dedicated and passionate teacher and mentor, Astrid Schween is a member of the faculty at Juilliard and the Perlman Music Program.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO