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Oliver Aldort

Assistant Principal Cello, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Vernon and Marion Alden chair, endowed in perpetuity

Principal Cello, Boston Pops Orchestra
Helene and Norman L. Cahners chair, endowed in perpetuity

Oliver Aldort headshot with cello


Oliver Aldort joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2015.

Raised on Orcas Island in Washington State, Aldort began his musical studies on cello and piano at the age of 6. He gave his debut recital at age 7 and has performed as a soloist with orchestras since the age of 10, including performances with the Victoria Symphony, Newton Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonia Northwest. Aldort was co-principal cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in the 2013-14 season, and has performed at the Verbier Festival Academy, Tanglewood Music Center, and Steans Music Institute at Ravinia.

Aldort has appeared on KOMO TV's “Northwest Afternoon,” NPR's “From the Top,” and CBC Radio. He was also featured in the 2008 British TV documentary “The World's Greatest Musical Prodigies.” He has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions, including the 2007 MTNA Junior Competition, as well as the 2008 and 2010 Seattle Young Artists Music Festival.

Aldort received his Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music in May 2015. His major teachers have included Carter Brey, Peter Wiley, Lynn Harrell, Ron Leonard and Amos Yang.

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