ABOUT

Mission Statement

The Violoncello Society aims to promote the art of cello playing in the United States, provide a common meeting ground for professional and amateur cellists, promote interest in the cello as a solo instrument, provide opportunity of performances for artist and composer, develop a broader and more mature understanding of the art of the cello, and further the members artistic development.

11/19/18 Leonard Rose Tribute
11/19/18 Leonard Rose Tribute

9/25/18 Cello Party @ Arte Cafe
9/25/18 Cello Party @ Arte Cafe

2/26/18 Cello Jam
2/26/18 Cello Jam

11/19/18 Leonard Rose Tribute
11/19/18 Leonard Rose Tribute

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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, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Philippe Muller, and Miklós Perényi. Luminaries of the past include Gregor Piatigorsky, Jacqueline du Pré, Janos Starker, Bernard Greenhouse, and Zara Nelsova as well as the Founders of the VCS.

PRESIDENT

Kate Dillingham

VICE PRESIDENT

Robert Reed

TREASURER

Mark Shuman

 

SECRETARY

Josh Weissenborn

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Evangeline Benedetti

Sean Grissom

Hannah Holman

Thomas Mesa

Sara Sant'Ambrogio

Jay Shulman

Jeffrey Solow

Jeffrey Zeigler

HONORARY PAST PRESIDENTS

Pablo Casals*

Gregor Piatigorsky*

Mstislav Rostropovich*

PAST PRESIDENTS

Evangeline Benedetti (2019-2020)

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