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2020 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival
Ralph Kirshbaum, Artistic Director
March 13 - March 22, 2020
Piatigorsky International Cello Festival
Presented by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and Los Angeles Philharmonic, the 2020 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival (March 13-22) is the third iteration of this truly unparalleled, 10-day, 42-event festival. Bringing together masters of the cello and young cellists from around the world, this remarkable celebration of the cello, its music, and musicians will present more than 30 renowned international artists representing 15 countries and four continents. The festival will also feature the world premieres of several newly commissioned compositions.
Says Artistic Director Ralph Kirshbaum: “I cannot begin adequately to express my appreciation to the two great institutions, the USC Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, for their continued full-hearted support of this far reaching enterprise. Together with the invaluable support of our sponsors and donors, and of course the vision and enthusiastic participation of our visiting artists, we have together created an event that through the years has inspired and touched the lives of generations of young musicians the world over.”
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