Arash Amini, cello

Cellist Arash Amini has performed as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the U.S.- including in Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theater, Bargemusic, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, the Music Center at Strathmore, Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, and Wolf Trap, and throughout Switzerland, France, Germany, Canada, Japan- including in Suntory Hall, and Botswana.  His many performances include his New York debut recital in Alice Tully Hall in 2010, Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto” with the Oakland East Bay Symphony in 2011, at two Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshops in Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia Festival, Smithsonian Institution, Verbier Festival and Academy in Switzerland, Bard Music Festival, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian; on Great Performers at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden Series, and the Curtis Alumni Recital series; and for The Creative Coalition and Americans for the Arts.  He has also performed chamber music with André Watts, Barbara Hendricks, Nigel Kennedy, Cho-Liang Lin, Mischa Maisky, Julian Lloyd Webber, and Sharon Isbin.  A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with David Soyer, and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Aldo Parisot, Arash Amini is a co-founder, the Artistic Director, and an Artist Member of the New York-based chamber music society, America’s Dream Chamber Artists, with whom he performs throughout the U.S.  Arash Amini has also performed throughout the U.S. as the cellist of Mark O’Connor’s piano trio, including with Rosanne Cash, and as Principal Cellist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, Stamford Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Amici New York at the OK Mozart Festival, and Continuum.  He is a member of American Modern Ensemble, Avian Music, the Lenape Chamber Ensemble, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic.  He has also performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Speculum Musicae, Peridance, and Gotham Chamber Opera.

Arash Amini has performed countless world and U.S. premieres, including works for solo cello by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh and Jindřich Feld; chamber works by Jennifer Higdon, Tania León, Behzad Ranjbaran, Huang Ruo, Robert Paterson, and Steven Gerber; and Iannis Xenakis’ last work.  As for performances outside of the concert hall, he has appeared with the Rumi Ensemble and Iranian classical singer Shahram Nazeri, in the Downtown Messiah with the East Village Opera Company; at the United Nations, New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, Galapagos Art Space, The Stone, Drom, Cornelia Street Café, The Cell, The Tank, Don’t Tell Mama, and The Bottom Line; and in concerts of the music of Led Zeppelin, The Commodores, and Video Games Live, among others.  His performances have been heard on WQXR’s McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase and NPR; he has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Sun, Houston Chronicle, and Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland); Chamber Music, The Strad, Symphony, and Muso magazines; on the Arte television network in Europe and Voice of America television and Internet broadcasts; and has recorded for the EMI, Naxos, New World, Albany, Naïve Classique, DTR, and Bridge Records labels.  Arash Amini is a Daniel Pearl World Music Days Artist, a Musicians Emergency Fund Artist and Artistic Advisor, and he has served on the faculty of the Mark O’Connor Strings Conference in San Diego.