Are you ready to hear some truly virtuosic playing at our “Maestros of the Classroom” concert this Friday? The concert features our 2019 concerto competition winner, cellist Ethan Blake, on Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor. Get your in person tickets or livestream access here.
About Ethan: Ethan Blake has played around the world for a variety of audiences. As a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, Ethan has performed a wide variety of repertoire in venues across the United States, Italy, and Japan. He has participated in numerous music festivals, including the Brevard Music Festival, Innsbrook Music Festival, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Additionally, he has been a two-time fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and a fellowship recipient at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He was the first prize winner of the T. Gordon Parks Concerto Competition, the Pikes Peak Philharmonic Concerto Competition, and the CU Boulder Undergraduate Honors Competition, and was recently a prize winner at the Jefferson Symphony Young Artists Competition.
Ethan is an avid cellist in the Front Range of Colorado and currently serves as Assistant Principal Cello in the Boulder Philharmonic, and regularly plays with ensembles such as the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, and the Boulder Symphony. He has also performed with the Sphere Ensemble and Pro Musica Colorado. As a teacher, Ethan serves as a cello instructor at the Boulder Symphony Music Academy and as a Teaching Artist at El Sistema Colorado, along with working frequently with middle and high school cello sections around the area.
Currently a senior at the CU Boulder College of Music, Ethan is a recipient of the Don & Maria Johnson Scholarship and Bixler Foundation Scholarship. His main teachers have included David Requiro, Alice Yoo, Matthew Zalkind, Annemarie Dawson, and Steven Doane. Outside of music, other interests include cycling, basketball, and spending time with his dogs when he can. Ethan is a passionate (and sometimes heartbroken) Boston Celtics fan.
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