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Lazar Kaminsky


Lazar Kaminsky is an 18-year-old cellist based in the Boston area. His most notable accomplishments include winning First and Special Prize in the International New York Solo Competition, Grand Prize in the Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition, and winning the Concord Young Artist Competition, after which he was featured as a soloist in two performances with the Concord Orchestra. Kaminsky has performed in many halls around the Boston area, including Symphony Hall and New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. He has also performed in numerous countries around the world, some of which include Italy, Spain, Israel, Mexico, France, and Russia. Kaminsky has played in masterclasses for esteemed cellists such as Ralph Kirshbaum, Santiago Canon Valencia, Natasha Brofsky, Richard Aaron, and many others. He has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the AIMS Festival Orchestra and the Boston Pops. Kaminsky has participated in multiple music festivals, including the Academia Internacional de Música de Solsona Festival and the International Cello Institute. In his senior year of high school, he served as a principal cellist of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the String Chamber Orchestra at the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, where he studied with Nancy Hair and Lluis Claret. Kaminsky is studying for his undergraduate degree at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Professor Julie Albers.