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Misha Quint Cellist

Misha Quint, Music Director & Founder

MISHA QUINT was described by the renowned music critic Harris Goldsmith as a "brilliantly accomplished cello virtuoso - an embodiment of interpretive and executive music-making at its rarefied best". Daniel Webster of the Philadelphia Inquirer attested Quint a “fresh voice and “a master of probing sentiment, shaded phrasing, and flawless technique”.

Quint’s repertoire ranges from Bach to the most challenging contemporary composers, including Alfred Schnittke, Sophie Goubadalina, Robert Sirota, Shulamit Ran, Steven Gerber, Nathan Davis, Ezra Laderman, and Stepan Lucky.

Recent engagements include appearances with the San Remo Symphony in Italy, the Thüringen Symphony Orchestra in Rudolstadt, performing with Nikoaj Szeps-Znaider, Guy Braunstein, Alexei Volodin, Saleem Ashkar, Andrey Baranov, Daniel Stewart, and Oliver Weder. He has given numerous solo recitals and master classes in the leading halls of England, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Russia, Latvia, Georgia, Belorussia, Romania, Italy, and the US.

Quint has performed at Lincoln center Every Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tally, Lincoln center with the New York Chamber Symphony, Metropolitan Symphony, the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Leningrad State Orchestra, Orchestra of Classical and Contemporary Music, National Irish Symphony, the Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional do Brasilia and with the Symphony Orchestras of Latvia and Georgia among others. He is founder of InterHarmony Concert Series at Carnegie Hall New York.

He has worked with distinguished conductors including Maxim Shostakovich, Paul Lustig Dunkel, Colman Pearce, Sidney Harth, Ravil Martinov, Yakov Bergman, and Ira Levin. Quint is an active chamber musician and has performed with such artists as Nikolai Znaider, Vadim Repin, Shlomo Mintz, Bela Davidovich, Bruno Canino, Julian Rachlin, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Sherban Lupu, Boris Kushnir, and Mikhail Kopelman.

Quint’s recording of Tchaikovsky’s Valse Sentimentale is featured in the 2022 Italian Netflix production of Fedeltà. Quint captured the gold medal in the March 2016 Global Music Awards for his recording, Matryoshka Blues, on the Blue Griffin label in three categories: instrumentalist, album, and new release, and was featured in the top five spring albums in Global Music Awards. Quint’s discography includes Live Cello Recitals and Valse Sentimentale on the Volshebnik Productions Label, and the 2014 release of Tempo Trapezio and 2016 release of Matryoshka Blues on the Blue Griffin Label.

As a special guest artist, Misha Quint has been a performer in broadcast performances in Westchester, NY; "The Jewish Entertainment Hour"; German Television, Italian Television, RTN/WMNB; and live radio broadcast recitals on WQXR's "The Listening Room", WGBH (Boston), WMNB (NJ), WNYC (NY).

Misha Quint is deeply committed to teaching and is Music Director and Founder of InterHarmony International Music Festival. He has been on the faculty of the International Institute of Music in Marktoberdorf, Germany, and was Music Director and Founder of the Soesterberg International Music Festival in Holland from 1998 – 2007, the Intensive Cello Studies Abroad in Blonay, Chalet de lacroix at the Hindemith Foundation in 1997, InterHarmony International Music Festival in Geneva, Switzerland in 2000, The Berkshires, Massachusetts from 2007 – 2008, San Francisco, California in 2009, Hinterzarten, Schwarzwald, Germany from 2008 – 2011, in Tuscany, Italy from 2012 – 2016, presently in Acqui Terme, Italy since 2017, and since 2005 in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria, Germany.

A graduate of the Leningrad Special School for the Gifted and the Leningrad State Conservatory, Misha Quint made his orchestral debut at the age of 13 after winning first prize at the Boccherini Competition in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad). He gained international recognition after capturing top prizes in the 1975 International Competition in Prague and the Russian National Competition. Quint made his orchestral debut in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in 1992. Quint studied with Emmanuel Fishman, Natalia Gutman, Boris Pergamenshikov, and Daniil Shafran. Quint captured first prize of the CRS National competition in 2009, was a featured performer at The Festival of the Musical Citadel in Brasov, Romania in August 2013 and 2014.