A Tribute to Alan Shulman
Time & Location
About the Event
Please join us for a presentation by Jay Shulman covering Alan Shulman’s extraordinary career and contribution to the cello.
West End Collegiate Church (245 W 77th St, UWS)
6:30 doors open for check-in
7:00 presentation followed by reception
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Free admission for VCS members / $20 for non-members.
Non-members can join the Violoncello Society or renew annual membership for $40.
You can read more about Alan Shulman below:
ALAN SHULMAN was one of the founding members of the Violoncello Society, and the Society’s third president 1967-72. Born in Baltimore, Alan’s early studies were at the Peabody Institute. Awarded a fellowship at Juilliard, he studied cello with Felix Salmond and composition with Bernard Wagenaar. In 1937 he became charter member of Arturo Toscanini’s NBC Symphony, and in 1938 founded the Stuyvesant String Quartet with his brother Sylvan. Additional private studies were with Emanuel Feuermann and Paul Hindemith. As a composer and arranger, his music was featured on radio, television, films, recordings, and performed by virtually every major American symphony orchestra and artists such as Jascha Heifetz and Benny Goodman.
Alan was cellist of the Kreiner Quartet, Philharmonia Trio and the Haydn Quartet, and taught at Juilliard, SUNY-Purchase, University of Maine and Sarah Lawrence.
(photo of Alan Shulman provided by Jay Shulman)