[ Cello ]

Ole Akahoshi

Cellist Ole Akahoshi performs in North and South Americas, Asia and Europe in recitals, chamber concerts and as a soloist with orchestras such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Symphonisches Orchester Berlin and Czech Radio Orchestra. His performances have been featured on CNN, NPR, BBC, major German radio stations, Korean Broadcasting Station and WQXR. He has made numerous recordings for labels such as Naxos. Most recent releases include the string quartet by Ranjbaran, and Mendelssohn’s Octet with Gil Shaham. Akahoshi has collaborated with the Tokyo, Michelangelo, and Keller String Quartets, Syoko Aki, Sarah Chang, Ani Kavafian, Elmar Oliveira, Gil Shaham, Lawrence Dutton, Nobuko Imai, Myung Wha Chung, Franz Helmerson, Edgar Meyer, Leon Fleisher, Garrick Ohlsson and André-Michel Schub among many others. He has performed and taught at festivals in Banff, Norfolk, Aspen and Korea, and has given master classes most recently at Central Conservatory Beijing, Sichuan Conservatory and Korean National University of Arts.

At age eleven, Akahoshi was the youngest student to be accepted by Pierre Fournier. He studied with Aldo Parisot at Juilliard and Yale, and with Janos Starker at Indiana University. Akahoshi was teaching assistant for both Aldo Parisot and Janos Starker. Akahoshi is the principal cellist of the Sejong Soloists and a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music. He joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music in 1997 where he is Assistant Professor of Cello.