Los Angeles becomes a mecca of cellists all over the world during the 2nd Piatigorsky International Cello Festival between May 13 and 22, 2016. This Cello Festival is held under the auspices of Prof. Ralph Kirshbaum, Artistic Director of the Festival, and organized by the University of Southern California– Marek’s alma mater– where renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky once taught.
Twenty-six cellists and cello pedagogues, including Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Truls Mørk, Frans Helmerson and David Geringas, present recitals and masterclasses during the Festival.
One of the highlights of the Piatigorsky Festival is a performance of a mass cello ensemble at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, with 102 cellists. Marek will be part of the ensemble, performing “Bachianas Brasileiras No.1” by Hector Villa-Lobos.
For more information about the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival:
Piatigorsky International Cello Festival
For the mass cello ensemble concert information:
LA Phil: CelloFest
May 13, 2016