Area of Study
Chamber Music , Private Lessons , Workshop Leader
B.Mus. Oberlin College Conservatory
Michael Finckel enjoys a wide-ranging career as cellist, conductor, teacher and composer. A founding member of the Trio of the Americas and the Cabrini Quartet, he performs as soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and with members of his family in the renowned Finckel Cello Quartet. His interest in contemporary music has involved him in performances with New York’s leading new music ensembles including Speculum Musicae, Ensemble Sospeso, Columbia Symphonietta, the Group for Contemporary Music, Steve Reich and Musicians, and the American Composers Orchestra, as well as performances with members of the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of Pierre Boulez and Leonard Bernstein. Mr. Finckel has been Music Director of the Sage City Symphony in Vermont since 1982, and oversees the orchestra’s extensive commissioning program. He is a member of the Hoff-Barthelson faculty, and is a regular summer faculty member of the Chamber Music Conference and Composer’s Forum of the East (Vermont), and the Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.