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Classical Notes: December 8, 2009 Archive

Congrats to Mark Kosower

Posted at 8:13 AM on December 8, 2009 by John Birge
Filed under: Musician stories

The Cleveland Orchestra has named a new principal cello, and he's a guy with some Twin Cities connections.

Mark Kosower is originally from Eau Claire, WI, and has performed frequently in MN over the years, including performances with the SPCO while he still a teenager.

Now, Kosower is the first cello of the Bamberg Symphony; before that he was guest principal of the North German Radio Symphony in Hamburg. He'll start in Cleveland in July.

Last year, Julie Amacher reviewed Kosower's CD of cello music Alberto Ginastera. You can listen to that if you click here.

Or, treat yourself to a little cello recital: