Described as an "artist of refined taste and musicianship" (The Strad Magazine), and a "superior instrumentalist" (Harris Goldsmith, New York Concert Review), Louise Dubin’s performances take her throughout the US and Europe. Recent appearances include her cello recitals at the American Cathedral in Paris, her VioloncellenSeine 2016 performances at Salle Gaveau and CRR in Paris, multiple recitals at the Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais, tours of South Carolina with Fabio Parrini, and concerts at Lincoln Center and Columbia’s Maison Française with Spencer Myer. She has also appeared as soloist at Trinity Church, BargeMusic, Caramoor and Piccolo Spoleto, and been an invited chamber musician in performances with Daniel Hope (Savannah Music Festival), Stephanie Chase, Philippe Muller, Raphaël Pidoux, the Artaria String Quartet, and the Garth Newel Piano Quartet. She premiered Divertissement, composed for her by Roger Stubblefield, at Lincoln Center. As cellist on Stefon Harris’ African Tarantella album (Blue Note Records, 2006), she performed in Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, the Jazz Standard, and many other venues as part of that nonet. She was the solo cellist of Cirque du Soleil’s recent Broadway show “Paramour,” and has played cello on many other Broadway shows including the Radio City Christmas Show, My Fair Lady, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Finding Neverland, Gigi, On the Town, Matilda, Chaplin, Ragtime, Hairspray, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Ms. Dubin has served as Principal Cellist of the Auckland Philharmonia, guest Solo Cellist of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Cellist of the Charleston Symphony, where her concerto with the orchestra was lauded as "virtuosic… and soothing, calming the soul" (Charleston Post and Courier). She currently plays with many orchestras including the New Jersey Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony.
Ms. Dubin’s research on Auguste Franchomme has led to several projects, including the invitation from Dover Publications to compile and introduce Selected Works for Cello and Piano by Auguste Franchomme (May 2017). Her debut album The Franchomme Project, was released in September 2015 by Delos, and has been acclaimed in publications in Canada, France, the UK, and the US. Strings Magazine calls the album a "rare musical treat" that "unfolds with radiant energy." The album was chosen by San Francisco’s KDFC-FM as a "Favorite of 2015," by Naxos as a "Best 2015 Release from Independent Labels," and continues to be a favorite on radio stations. She has been interviewed on Classical Tracks (APR), "Classical Classroom" (NPR), and twice on Performance Today.
Ms. Dubin earned her BA in English Literature from Columbia University, where she wrote many poems and hosted a radio show on WKCR, while studying the cello at Juilliard with Aldo Parisot. As a graduate student, she was awarded fellowships at Tanglewood and Norfolk, and also studied at Prussia Cove and Aldeburgh with Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirshbaum and William Pleeth. In 2011 she earned a doctoral degree from Indiana University, where she was awarded the Eva Janzer scholarship to study with Janos Starker.
Ms. Dubin has taught cello masterclasses at numerous universities including Sam Houston State, Grand Valley State, University of Connecticut, University of Virginia, and Wichita State, and has presented lectures connected to her research at New York University, Arizona State University, and Indiana University, among others. She has taught cello and chamber music at Auckland University and Julliard Pre‐College, and currently teaches at Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Greenwich House School of Music in New York City, and privately. She was the cello coach for both Allison Williams and Logan Browning for the 2018 Miramax movie, The Perfection. (Please send teaching and lecturing inquiries via this form.)
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