Astrid Schween

Valade Fellow, Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Professor of Cello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Hartt School of Music; Cellist, Juilliard String Quartet; Faculty, cello, Juilliard; Soloist, chamber musician and former cellist, Lark Quartet

M.M., Cello Performance, Juilliard School; B.M., Cello Performance, Julliard School

Cellist Astrid Schween is an internationally recognized soloist and chamber artist. As a teenager, she made her debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta. Ms. Schween received her degrees from Juilliard, where she studied with Harvey Shapiro, Leonard Rose, Channing Robbins, and Ardyth Alton. She participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and studied with Bernard Greenhouse and in London with Jacqueline Du Pré. A longtime member of the Lark Quartet, she performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, recorded numerous CDs, and received many honors, including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Gold Medal at Russia’s Shostakovich Competition. She currently serves on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts, The Hartt School of Music, Mount Holyoke College and Interlochen Center for the Arts. A frequent guest artist with the Boston and Memphis Chamber Music Societies, she is the current cellist of the Boston Trio. In September 2016, Astrid Schween will succeed Joel Krosnick as cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet and join the faculty at Juilliard.