Oliver Herbert, cello, has recently made solo and recital debuts with the San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Las Vegas Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony SoundBox, Union College Concert Series, and Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Recital Series. As a chamber musician, he has performed with ChamberFest Cleveland’s Franklin Cohen and with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Nobuko Imai, and Meng-Chieh Liu, and he and his duo partner, pianist Xiaohui Yang, have performed on tour in the United States and Greece. In addition to ChamberFest Cleveland, Mr. Herbert has participated in the Caramoor Festival, Krzyżowa Music, Music in the Vineyards, Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove, Ravinia Festival Steans Music Institute, and Verbier Festival Academy. A fellow at the Ravinia Festival, he performed on tour with the festival’s director, violinist Miriam Fried. Mr. Herbert was awarded the Prix Jean-Nicolas Firmenich at the 2017 Verbier Festival. His recent competition awards include a top prize and special prize in the XI Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in 2018, first prize and Pablo Casals prize in the 2015 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and a top prize in the 2015 Stulberg International String Competition. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he plays on a 1769 Guadagnini cello that belonged to the Italian cellist Antonio Janigro, on loan from the Janigro family.
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