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CREDITS
 

HONORS AND AWARDS
Top Artist - Who’s Who
Lifetime Achievement Award - Who’s Who
Commission from the London Cello Society -"Legends of Cellandia "
Inclusion in the International Who’s Who
Inclusion in Who’s Who In America
ASCAPLUS Award - multiple times
Voting member of NARAS (the Grammys)
Composer for "So You're Having a Baby", two time Nova Award winning video
Composer for "Dream City", winner of the Silver Award for Experimental Film at the Houston Film Festival, and the Jury Award at the New York Expo of Short Film and Video


INTERNATIONAL TOURS
England - multiple tours- conducted and performed world premieres, recitals, masterclasses, workshops, BBC interview

Ireland - conducted world premiere, recitals, masterclasses, workshops
Australia -  7 cities - conducting, recitals, masterclasses, workshops, seminars


New Zealand - performed world premiere, lectures, recitals, workshops, RNZ interview, performed with cello section of NZSO


Wales - improvisation workshop and lecture recital

ENDORSEMENTS
Yamaha Artist


PERFORMED WITH MUSICIANS
Classical Conductors: Mstislav Rostropovitch, Edo de Waart, Gerard Schwartz, Lukus Foss
Rock Musicians: David Bowie, Patti Smith, The Plasmatics, Jeff Southworth (Hall and Oates), Rusty Ford (Lothar and the Hand People), John DiGuillio (Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, Turtles), Scott Guberman (members of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers), Lisa Ratner (songwriter - Barbara Streisand, Dolly Parton, Vanessa Williams)
Singers: Tony Bennet, Roberta Peters, Birgit Nilssohn, Mel Torme, Al Martino, Sandy Farina


CD RELEASES

Dead Cello - cello arrangements of Grateful Dead tunes - Aaron Minsky (composer, performer)

Ten International Cello Encores - Aaron Minsky - (performed by the composer)
Ten American Cello Etudes - Aaron Minsky - (performed by the composer)
Celtar - Von Cello Band
Excalibur - Von Cello Band
Von Cello Rules! - Von Cello Band
Breaking The Sound Barriers - Von Cello (Aaron Minsky playing all instruments, singing all vocals)



PUBLICATIONS
Rhapsody, Op. 79 #1, Johannes Brahms (arr. Minsky) Von Cello, Inc. 2020
Bass In Your Face, for 6 basses (or sections), Von Cello, Inc. 2020
Allegretto, Moonlight Sonata, Piano and Orchestra, Beethoven (arr. Minsky), Von Cello, Inc. 2020

Mr. ASBO, the anti-social swan (after Saint Saéns), for cello and piano, Von Cello, Inc. 2019
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh (Holy, Holy, Holy) for cello and chorus, Von Cello Inc. 2018
Eine Kleine Fun Musik, (after Mozart), for string orchestra, Von Cello, Inc. 2018
Concerto for Orchestra Teacher and Orchestra, (violin) Von Cello, 2017
Innovative Yet Simple (IYS) Orchestra Series, Von Celo, 2017
Easy But Fun (EBF) Orchestra Series, Von Cello, 2017
Summer Haze, concerto for cello and string, Von Cello, Inc. 2016
Ten Suite Variations (on the Bach Cello Suites), Von Cello Inc., 2015
Legends of Cellandia, for cello orchestra, Von Cello, Inc. 2014
Pop Goes the Cello, Oxford University Press, 2014
The Conqueror, concerto for cello and orchestra, Von Cello, Inc. 2013
Ten International Violin Encores, Oxford University Press, 2012
Ten American Violin Etudes, Oxford University Press, 2011
Dead Cello (based on music of the Grateful Dead), Latham Music 2011
Ten International Cello Encores, Oxford University Press, 2009
Judaic Concert Suite for solo cello, Oxford University Press, 2003
Pacific Northwest Suite, Von Cello, Inc., 1998
Ten Young American Ensembles, Oxford University Press, 1995
Three American Pieces for unaccompanied viola, Oxford University Press, 1991
Three Concert Etudes for unaccompanied cello, Oxford University Press, 1990
Three American Cello Duets, Oxford University Press, 1989
Ten American Cello Etudes, Oxford University Press, 1988


PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

​World Premiere of "Ten Cello Etudes from the 4th Dimension" by Aaron Minsky, Cambridge, England

Group performance of "Ten International Cello Encores" for "Global Cello Day", London, England

Online World Premiere “Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh” (Holy, Holy, Holy) for cello and chorus by Aaron Minsky, with the St. John’s Voices of Cambridge University, UK
World Premiere the cello and piano version of “Summer Haze” concerto for cello and strings, by Aaron Minsky in Cambridge, England
World Premiere “Summer Haze” concerto or cello and strings, by Aaron Minsky with the Taranaki Youth Orchestra of New Plymouth, New Zealand

World Premiere "The Conqueror" cello concerto by Aaron Minsky,  with the Staten Island Philharmonic, Staten Island, New York

World Premiere "Pop Goes the Cello" by Aaron Minsky at the Royal Academy of Music, London 
Conducted 70 cellists in a performance of "Legends of Cellandia" in Melbourne, AU
Conducted World Premiere of "Legends of Cellandia" by Aaron Minsky, Royal Academy of Music, London


Conducted World Premiere "All Aboard!" by Aaron Minsky, Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland

World Premiere "Ten International Cello Encores" by Aaron Minsky, New Directions Cello Festival - Ithaca College, NY
World Premiere "Ten American Cello Etudes" by Aaron Minsky - First World Cello Congress, University of Maryland, Maryland
First cellist to perform the National Anthem for the Yankees (Staten Island)
Sixth American Cello Congress, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
World Cello Congress III, Towson University, MD
New Directions Cello Festival, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Interviews and performances on Reuters News Network, Associated Press, The Joey Reynolds Show - WOR

Morning Dew - WBAI

PERFORMED FOR CELEBRITIES

Presidents Trump, Clinton, Bush (Sr.), and Reagan

Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, senators, congresspeople, and many CEO’s

CURRICULUMS (That Include Minsky’s Music)
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Curriculum, ABRSM, United Kingdom
Australian Music Examinations Board, AMEB, Australia
New Zealand Music Examinations Board, NZMEB
American String Teachers' Association Curriculum, ASTA
New York State School Music Association, NYSSMA
A Guide to the Standard Cello Repertoire, by Jeffrey Solow

Many more around the world

REVIEWS

The Strad (UK)
Strings Magazine (US)
AUSTA Magazine (Australian String Teachers’ Association)
The American String Teacher (US)
Music Journal of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (UK)


ARTICLES
Articles written by or about Aaron Minsky:


RELIX (leading magazine of the jam band scene) 


AUSTA Magazine (Australian String Teachers Association) 


JESTA Magazine (Junior European String Teachers Association) 


ALLEGRO Magazine (American Federation of Musicians, Local 802) 


OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (blog and video on website)


VIOLONCELLO SOCIETY of NEW YORK newsletter 


UNIVERSITY TEACHING

Royal Academy of Music - London - masterclasses and concerts

Royal Irish Academy of Music - Dublin - recital and workshops, training video

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - workshop and recitlal

Australia National University - workshops on jazz and improvisation

Seattle Pacific University - workshops and recitals

Georgia State University - workshops and recitlas

University of Southern Maine - workshops

New York State University - Potsdam, NY - Performance and Clinic

Offered a semester as cello professor at Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

EDUCATION
Manhattan School of Music, Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Performance
Boston Conservatory of Music, Ithaca College - one year each
60 additional credits at various universities including The Hartt School of Music
Cello Teachers - David Wells (Manhattan School of Music), Einar Jeffrey Holm (Ithaca College), Jonathan Miller (Boston Symphony), George Saslow (Kingsboro College), summers with Harvey Shapiro and Channing Robbins (Juilliard)

Coaches - Lillian Fuchs, Fritz Kramer, Lous Bagger, Ariana Bronne, Paul Zukofsky, Barry Harris

Guitar Teachers - Gary Hermes, Irving Forrest

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