The Violoncello Society was formed in 1956, the same year the highly acclaimed cellist Mstislav Rostropovich made his New York debut and visited with the VCS Board. Since that time, the organization has hosted cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell and, most recently, Jean-Guihen Queyras. Luminaries of the past include Gregor Piatigorsky, Janos Starker and Zara Nelsova as well as the Founders of the VCS.

The VCS is dedicated to fulfilling its goals by embracing the great tradition of cello playing and showcasing some of the finest exponents of the instrument. Cello playing has exploded in popularity in recent years due to its inclusion in all genres today. Our events reflect this expansion as well as the tradition we all love. Meetings include recitals, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, tributes, and other events celebrating the cello. We are always seeking new works and forms of expression that are of interest to cello lovers everywhere. We also host "play-ins" simply for the joy and fun of making music together.

PRESIDENT

Evangeline Benedetti

VICE PRESIDENT

Kate Dillingham

2nd VICE PRESIDENT

Robert Reed

TREASURER

& WEB MASTER

Tara Hanish

 

SECRETARY

Patricia Santos

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alessandro Benetello

Sean Grissom

Hannah Holman

Barbara Stein Mallow

Sara Sant'Ambrogio

Inbal Segev

Jay Shulman

Mark Shuman
Jeffrey Solow

Frederick Zlotkin

HONORARY PAST PRESIDENTS

Pablo Casals*

Gregor Piatigorsky*

Mstislav Rostropovich*

PAST PRESIDENTS

Frederick Zlotkin (2017-2019)

Jeffrey Solow (2007-2017)

Joel Krosnick (2003-2007)

Zara Nelsova* (1992-2002)

Bernard Greenhouse* (1986-1992)

Stephen Kates* (1983-1986)

Claus Adam* (1975-1983)

Lillian Rehberg Goodman*

(1972-1975)

Alan Shulman* (1967-1972)

Janos Scholz* (1962-1967)

Bernard Greenhouse* (1956-1961)

(* Deceased)

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Violoncello Society of NY

P.O. Box 231588, New York, NY 10023

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