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Dr. Guy Fishman

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Part-Time Faculty
Hunt Hall, Room 119

BM, Manhattan School of Music
DMA, New England Conservatory of Music

Israeli-born cellist Guy Fishman made his Symphony Hall solo debut in 2005 with the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra, which he joined in 2002 as their youngest principal player. That same year he joined Boston Baroque, and since that time he has been in demand as an early music specialist in the United States and Europe, performing in recital and with Apollo's Fire, Emmanuel Music, the Boston Museum Trio, and El Mundo, as well as performing on standard cello with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, The Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Albany Symphony Orchestra, among others. Recent highlights include a recital at Jordan Hall with Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish and performances at the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder. In addition, Mr. Fishman has toured and recorded with Natalie Merchant. He has performed in chamber music recitals in Boston's Sanders Theater, Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin concert hall, and has appeared at Tanglewood, Kneisel Hall, Chautauqua, and Musicorda festivals. He was a member of the New Fromm Players at Tanglewood, principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and has performed in fringe recitals at the Boston Early Music Festival. His playing has been praised as "plangent" by the Boston Globe, "electrifying" by the New York Times, and "beautiful...noble" by the Boston Herald.

Mr. Fishman started playing the cello at age 12 and at 16 began his baccalaureate studies with David Soyer at the Manhattan School of Music. He subsequently worked with Peter Wiley, Julia Lichten, and Laurence Lesser, with whom he completed doctoral studies at the New England Conservatory of Music. In addition, Mr. Fishman is a Fulbright Fellow and, as such, worked with the famed Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma in Amsterdam. Mr. Fishman has recorded for the Centaur, Telarc, Titanic, and Newport Classics labels. He plays a rare cello made in Rome in 1704 by David Tecchler, and an anonymous Bohemian instrument from the early 19th century.