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Amir Eldan

Amir Eldan performs as a soloist, chamber musician and as guest principal cellist. He served as Principal Cellist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and as guest Principal Cellist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. At age 22, he became the youngest member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York, when he won the position of Associate Principal Cellist and was invited to perform with the MET Chamber Ensemble in Carnegie Hall.

As the winner of the Juilliard Competition, Mr. Eldan made his New York debut in Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. He performed the six Bach Suites in a series of concerts in the United States and in Israel.  As a chamber musician, he has collaborated in performances with members of the Cleveland, Guarneri and Juilliard String Quartets, the Beaux Arts Trio, pianist Richard Goode and cellists Lynn Harrell and Steven Isserlis. Music festivals appearances include Bowdoin, Giverny (France), La Jolla (California), Orford (Canada), Pilsen (Czech Republic), Prussia Cove (England), West Cork (Ireland) and Xi’an, (China). He also participated in the Marlboro music festival and toured with Musicians From Marlboro.

In 2006, while working on his doctorate, Mr. Eldan was appointed Cello Professor at the Oberlin Conservatory where he also served as Chair of the String Department. As the cellist of the Oberlin Trio, he performed throughout the U.S. and South Korea.

Mr. Eldan holds a Doctor of Music degree and Master of Music degree, both from Juilliard where he also served as a guest teacher. His performances have been featured on television and radio in the U.S., Europe and in Israel. In 2019, he was appointed Cello Professor at the University of Michigan.