Workshop with Cellist and Composer Aaron Minsky

Years 7 and 8 were treated to a workshop with the American cellist and composer Aaron Minsky. He started out as a...

Written by: Dr. Armitage | Monday 23 April 2018

Years 7 and 8 were treated to a workshop with the American cellist and composer Aaron Minsky. He started out as a rock guitarist before seriously studying the cello from his mid teens. His unusual playing style combines rock guitar techniques with traditional classical cello playing as you will see in the video clip below. Many of his compositions also combine both classical and popular music with the aim of making what is usually viewed as a classical instrument more accessible and versatile.

 

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