Ivan Trabka Cellist

Fri, Apr 5 7:30pm

Ivan Trabka started his career as a cellist in 1996 at the age of eight. He studied cello performance at UMass Amherst, under the instruction of Astrid Schween, the current cellist for the Juilliard Quartet. He has also participated in several masterclasses with Raif Dantas, Mihai Tetel, Bernhard Greenhouse, and Martha Gershefsky.

Ivan attended the Boston University Tanglewood institute orchestra and chamber music workshop in 2006, and in 2012 he participated in the Castleman Quartet Program at SUNY Fredonia, under the direction of Charlie Castleman, of Eastman School of Music.

Ivan has performed with the Cape Ann Symphony in 2016 and 2017, under conductor Yoichi Udagawa. He has also performed at the Mahaiwe Theatre, the Colonial Theater, Symphony Hall in Boston, and the Longy School of Music.

At age 20 he was the featured soloist with the Stockbridge Sinfonia, when he performed the Lalo concerto at the First Methodist Church in Pittsfield.

In 2020 he served as the teacher of the strings program in the Berkshire Hills school system, which encompassed leading all string groups from grades 2-12 at Muddy Brook Elementary, W.E.B du Bois middle school, and Monument Mountain high school from 2/3/20- 3/14/20. He refers to it as the most profound honor and the greatest challenge of his professional life.

Ivan currently teaches privately at his studio in Alford, Massachusetts.


Sonata for Solo Violoncello, Op.8, in B minor, by Zoltán Kodály

Suite No.2 in D minor for ‘cello solo, BWV 1008, J.S. Bach

Suite in C major for ‘cello solo, BWV 1009, J.S. Bach

Tickets: $25

Seating/Bar: 7:00PM Show: 7:30PM

This event is indoors.

Parking is limited at the venue so please utilize the three public parking lots in Town. One is across from the Post Office, one is behind Berkshire Bank and the other is just off Main Street. They are clearly marked. Do not park at Trúc Orient Express Restaurant or the Post Office or you might receive a ticket.

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