Amir Eldan, cellist

Amir Eldan


First 3 Week Session

Faculty, Oberlin College and Conservatory

Amir Eldan performs as a soloist, chamber musician and as guest principal cellist. In 2011-12, he served as Principal Cellist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra by invitation from Zubin Mehta and last year, he served as guest Principal Cellist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He was the youngest member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York, when he won the position of Associate Principal Cellist at the age of twenty-two.

Mr. Eldan made his New York debut with the Brahms Double concerto in Alice Tully Hall and has performed the Six Bach Suits in concerts in the United States and in Israel. He has collaborated with members of the Guarneri and Cleveland String Quartets and Beaux Arts Trio, Richard Goode and Steven Isserlis. Recent music festivals performances include Beijing, Bowdoin, Giverny- France, La Jolla, Pilsen – Czech Republic, Prussia Cove – England, and in West Cork – Ireland. He also participated in the Marlboro music festival and toured with Musicians From Marlboro.

Mr. Eldan was appointed to the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory in 2006 and currently serves as director of the Strings Department. He joined the Oberlin Trio in 2007 and has performed with the Trio throughout the U.S. and South Korea. Mr. Eldan holds a Doctor of Music degree and Master of Music degree, both from the Juilliard School where he also served as a guest teacher. His performances have been featured on public television and radio in the U.S., Europe and in Israel.