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Steven Honigberg

Steven Honigberg, heralded as a "sterling cellist" by the Washington Post, has emerged as one of the outstanding cellists of his generation. Mr. Honigberg gave his New York debut recital in Weill Hall and has since performed to critical acclaim throughout the United States in recital, in chamber music and as a soloist with orchestra.

A member of the National Symphony Orchestra, he has been featured numerous times as soloist with that ensemble.

He won rave reviews for the 1988 world premiere of David Ott's "Concerto for Two Cellos" performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Maestro Rostropovich, with repeat performances on the NSO's 1989 & 1994 United States tours. Mr. Honigberg is acclaimed for his explorations of important new works, such as Lukas Foss' 'Anne Frank' (1999), Benjamin Lees 'Night Spectres' (1999), Robert Stern's 'Hazkarah' (1998), Robert Starer's 'Song of Solitude' (1995) & David Diamond's 'Concert Piece' (1993), written for and premiered by Steven Honigberg.

Mr. Honigberg graduated from the Juilliard School of Music with a Master's degree in Music, where he studied with Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins. Other mentors include Pierre Fournier and Karl Fruh. Voted 'Best New Chamber Music Series' of 1994 by the Washington Post, Steven Honigberg has been The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's chamber music series director since its inception. Mr. Honigberg is a member of the Washington DC based Potomac String Quartet, which released a CD, on Nimbus Records, Volume One -- the complete string quartets of David Diamond. Mr. Honigberg also has recorded Ernst Toch's cello compositions; Ludwig van Beethoven's complete works for cello & piano; an album of twentieth-century American cello works; the chamber music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold; and recordings of music performed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum -- three volumes of Darkness & Light. His recent performances include concerts at the 1998 Ravinia Festival and Weill Hall in New York, and a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 in August 2001 with the Sun Valley Festival Orchestra, where he has performed as principal cellist since 1990.

Steven Honigberg performs on the 'Stuart' Stradivarius cello made in 1732.


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