Young cellist is torn between Boston Symphony and Pittsburgh

We reported a couple of months back that Oliver Aldort, a Curtis student, had won an audition for Boston. Trouble is, he’d already won a seat in the Pittsburgh. So which was it going to be?

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Looks like he’s made up his mind.

Boston announced today that he will be their youngest players. (Sorry, Pitts.)

 

CELLIST OLIVER ALDORT SET TO BECOME YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY WHEN HE JOINS THE ORCHESTRA IN 2015-16 SEASON

Oliver Aldort, a 21-year-old cellist set to receive his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music this spring, will become the youngest member of the Boston Symphony, when he joins the orchestra’s cello section at the start of the 2015-16 season in September. Mr. Aldort studied under Boston Symphony musicians as a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow during the 2011 and 2012 Tanglewood seasons. He won the audition for a seat in the BSO against a pool of over 200 applicants in October 2014.

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  • Keith Buncke, another young Curtis graduate, has won the Chicago Symphony’s principal bassoon position after just one season in Atlanta since leaving Curtis.

  • We congratulate Oliver on a fine opportunity and are proud to acknowledge that he has trained on and is using a Ravatin Cello loaned from the Carlsen Cello Foundation.

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