Edward Klein, a resident of Gainesville, FL, has been performing professionally for more than fifty years on the cello and viola da gamba in orchestras and chamber ensembles, and as a solo recitalist. At 16, he was the youngest student ever accepted into the adult Orchestra and Chamber Music Program at Tanglewood, where he studied for two summers. Before that, he studied at the Greenwood Music Camp in Cummington, Mass.

Edward received his early musical training in the Boston area with cellist Jacobus Langendoen of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; he later studied with concert artist Zara Nelsova. He graduated from Swarthmore College.

Edward served in the Naval Academy Band, performing on cello, oboe, baritone horn, piano, and string bass. Later on, he served on the Boards of Trustees at the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vt., and the Skylands Youth Symphony in Sussex County, N.J., where he was also the music director and conductor. In 1990, he performed for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, and was a soloist in the Rutter Requiem at Carnegie Hall under the baton of the composer, John Rutter. He currently performs throughout North Central Florida as principal cellist in the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, as well as assistant principal with the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. In addition to maintaining a private studio, he also serves as an adjunct cello instructor at College of Central Florida in Ocala, FL.


In 2001, Edward began performing with Adrienne deNoyelles under the name of Duo Cellissimo. A fellow cellist who has performed for ten seasons with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, as well as other regional ensembles, Adrienne enjoys teaching aspiring beginner-to-intermediate cellists using a blend of traditional and Suzuki techniques. Both Adrienne and Edward were featured in "The Debbie Reynolds Show" when the legendary singer performed with the Albany Symphony in spring of 2002.




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