Aaron Minsky brings us rock cello!
Aaron Minsky is an award-winning composer who has made it his mission to persuade us that bowed stringed instruments (especially the cello) can be extremely effective in popular music. He began his career as a rock guitarist and then went on to study the cello with the finest classical teachers from The Juilliard School and other prestigious establishments. He has performed his works with orchestras around the world and on radio and television. His compositions are truly innovate and mix popular styles with classical techniques to create a unique and exciting musical blend that cellists — especially young cellists — love to play.
Aaron Minsky is an award-winning composer with several works published by Oxford University Press, including Ten American Cello Études and Ten International Cello Encores. He has premiered his original music at the First World Cello Congress, the American Cello Congress, and the New Directions Cello Festival. Selections from his published collections are now considered standard repertoire, appearing in the curriculums of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and the American String Teachers Association. Particularly known for bridging the gap between classical and popular music for cello, Minsky founded the Von Cello Band, the first cello-fronted rock power trio, which features a unique blend of hard, alternative, and jam rock.
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