Boston’s New England Conservatory Broadcasts New School Member

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French cellist Blaise Déjardin is a principal cellist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), in addition to an writer and recording artist.

An alumnus of New England Conservatory (NEC), Déjardin accomplished a grasp of music diploma and graduate diploma finding out with cellist Laurence Lesser. His different mentors included Philippe Muller and Bernard Greenhouse

Since graduating from NEC, he has been invited again as a visitor artist and masterclass tutor. He has additionally taught on the Tanglewood Music Heart and frequently offers masterclasses in Europe, China, and North America. 

Having been a part of the cello part of BSO since 2008, Déjardin was appointed to the principal cello place by BSO’s music director Andris Nelsons in Spring 2018. His first album in that position, “Adès conducts Adès,” was launched by Deutsche Grammophon in 2020.

Déjardin is the 14th principal cello in BSO’s historical past and has carried out as a soloist with orchestras world wide. Current performances included cello concertos by Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, and Shostakovich.

In 2013, he launched Opus Cello, a web based sheet music publishing firm, which additionally revealed his educational e book “Audition Day” this 12 months. He has additionally served as creative director of the Boston Cello Society since its founding in 2015. 

“There’s at all times a particular pleasure in welcoming an alumnus again ‘dwelling’ to hitch the college, and I can scarcely consider a nicer homecoming than this one,” stated Provost and Dean of the NEC college, Benjamin Sosland, within the press launch.

“Blaise is a musician of consummate talent and distinctive artistry, and an exemplar and beneficiary of the legendary cello educating that could be a hallmark of NEC,” Sosland continued. “Now it’s his flip to go on his information to a brand new era of cellists. I’m excited for him and for his future college students at NEC.” 

“It feels very particular to return to my alma mater and to have the ability to give again to an establishment which has given me a lot as a younger artist,”  added Déjardin. “I sit up for working with the scholars, academics, and employees to make our world a bit of extra stunning every single day via music.”


Making his orchestral debut at age 14 in France, Déjardin’s awards embody first prize on the Maurice Gendron Worldwide Cello Competitors and first prize in cello with highest honors from Paris’s Conservatoire Nationwide Supérieur de Musique. He additionally turned the youngest prizewinner at New Zealand’s sixth Adam Worldwide Cello Competitors.

NEC was based by Eben Tourjée in 1867 and is an impartial, not-for-profit establishment that trains musicians of all ages from world wide. It’s now acknowledged internationally as a number one music faculty.


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