CSO Principal Cellist, John Sharp, Visits VanderCook




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John Sharp, Principal Cello Chicago Symphony

Ruti Abramovitch, Piano

Schumann Cello Concerto a minor, op.129


 On Tuesday, September 20, VanderCook was treated to a brilliant performance of Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129,  by our very own, Dr. Ruti Abramovitch and the principal cellist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, John Sharp.  In addition to the performance, Mr. Sharp shared with us the extraordinary story of his 1694 Guarneri cello surviving World War II.  He generously spent time answering questions and providing students with tips and advise about music and practice techniques.





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