Who am I?

Louise-2267Described as an “artist of refined taste and musicianship” (The Strad Magazine), and a “superior instrumentalist” (Harris Goldsmith, NY Concert Review), cellist Louise Dubin has been a featured artist at festivals worldwide.  These include the 2017 Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais (France), VioloncellenSeine 2016, the biannual convention of the French Cello Society (Paris), Bargemusic, Caramoor, and Piccolo Spoleto. She can also be found playing chamber music at Apple Hill, Garth Newel, Music of The Spheres with Stephanie Chase, at the Savannah Music Festival with Daniel Hope, and other series. Her album The Franchomme Project (Delos, September 2015) has won critical acclaim in the US, Canada, England and France. She’s performed in Zankel Hall, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, and the Jazz Standard as part of Stefon Harris’s African Tarantella nonet, and on tour with the Core Ensemble trio.  This year the solo cellist of Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Broadway, Ms. Dubin has previously served as Principal Cellist of the Auckland Philharmonia, guest principal cellist of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Cellist of the Charleston Symphony, where her solo concert with the orchestra was lauded as “virtuoso, musical and understated” (Charleston Post and Courier).

Ms. Dubin earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia, where her broadcast/blogging tendencies about classical string music first appeared in her weekly radio show “Strings Attached,” on WKCR-FM. More recently she earned her doctoral degree from Indiana University, where she where was awarded the Eva Janzer scholarship to study with Janos Starker and two Graduate School grants to fund doctoral research conducted in France. This research has led to several projects, including numerous premiere performances, an article for Women in French, lectures at NYU, ASU Tempe, University of Connecticut in Storrs, and several other universities, a volume of Franchomme’s compositions compiled and introduced by Ms. Dubin published by Dover Publications in May 2017, an upcoming publication of cello quartet transcriptions, this fabulous blog, and The Franchomme Project: an album of world premiere recordings released in autumn 2015. The album was chosen by San Francisco’s KDFC‐FM as “CD of the Week,” and Strings Magazine called it a “rare musical treat” that “unfolds with radiant energy.”

In her spare time, she likes to discover funny things and good vegan recipes with her husband, and hike to places where animals, trees and water make all the music.  www.louise-dubin.com

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