Richard L. Aaron

Instrumental Focus

  • cello

Richard L. Aaron presently serves as professor of cello at the University of Michigan and The Juilliard School. Previously, he taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory. Aaron has given master classes in Spain, Germany, France, Korea, Japan, China, and Australia, as well as at many of the leading music schools in North America, including Rice University, Oberlin Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Mannes, the Hartt School, and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. Since 2003, Aaron has been on the faculty of the AMFS and has taught at many other summer music institutes. His students have won prestigious prizes at competitions around the world, including the Naumburg, Washington International, Johanson in Washington, Isan Yun in Korea, Cassado in Japan, and Klein in San Francisco. Former students have occupied principal positions in major orchestras such as Chicago, Saint Louis, Seattle, Portland, and the Metropolitan Opera, as well as playing among award-winning ensembles, such as the Biava, Fry Street, American, Pandereski, Linden, Escher, and Aeolus string quartets. Aaron was a member of the Elysian Piano Trio at Baldwin Wallace College for fourteen years; he continues an active chamber music performance schedule.