Emmanuel Feldman, Master Teacher – Cello – Hailed by John Williams as “an outstanding cellist and truly dedicated artist,” Emmanuel Feldman is an award-winning cellist performing in the U.S. and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Described by Gramophone as “an artist who combines communicative urgency with tonal splendor,” his CD Our American Roots (Delos) includes Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Walker’s cello sonata and Feldman’s acclaimed arrangements of Gershwin pieces for cello and piano. Revolutionizing modern cello playing, he is pioneering performing standing up using his patented invention, the TekStand™. His concerts have created a sensational new experience for concertgoers and include Feldman’s own cello concerto “Standing Tall” that won a 2022 Global Music Award and performances of the complete Bach Suites with his “Standing Up for Bach” concert series.

Feldman is a frequent guest artist for arts series including concerts at venues in Taiwan, France, Austria and Spain and concerts at Illinois State, Bradly and Duke Universities among others. His inventions, the TekStand™ (cello stand) and the TekPin™ (cello endpin) have been featured in The Strad and in Strings Magazine. Co-founder of Duo Cello e Basso, they were part of a residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and were guests of the University of Michigan. He also tours as a member of the Aurea Ensemble and as a guest artist of the Boston Public Quartet.

He has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Salle Gaveau, Franz Liszt Academy, and as a soloist with the Boston Pops, Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic among others. He also has performed with the Boston Celebrity Series, the Verona, Jupiter, Lark and Borromeo String Quartets. Feldman has premiered concertos written for him by composers Charles Fussell and Andrew List and solo works by John McDonald, Jan Swafford and Pamela Marshall. He has collaborated with artists including Gilbert Kalish, Paul Neubauer, Karen Dreyfus, Richard Stoltzman, Elmar Oliveira, pop star Bobby McFerrin and the Mark Morris Dance Group.

Feldman’s critically acclaimed recordings (Naxos, Delos, Albany) and performances feature music by American composers including John Harbison, Ned Rorem, Robert Starer, Steve Mackey and David Diamond. He has recorded several CDs with pianist Joy Cline Phinney and tours with her performing Feldman’s “Our American Roots” program.  Praised as “sounding exhilarating in this bracing and confident performance” (N.Y. Times), his “Rider on The Plains” CD featuring Virgil Thomson’s Cello Concerto and earned a Grammy nomination for producer Blanton Alspaugh.

As a performance faculty member of Tufts University, he has given master classes at the National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei), Manhattan School of Music, Bienen School and Peabody Institute. He has also taught at the New England Conservatory, Brown University, International Cello Institute, Yellow Barn and Heifetz International Music Institutes and is on the faculty of the Duxbury Music Festival and Easton Chamber Music Festival.