This is an exceptional collection of ten original études by Aaron Minsky. First published to international acclaim as Ten American Cello Etudes, these captivating pieces are now available to violinists in this adaptation by editors Daryl Silberman and Danny Seidenberg. For intermediate to advanced players, these dynamic and lively études are equally suited to performance and study.
- Unique, entertaining pieces
- A variety of contemporary styles, including Latin, Rock and Roll, Blues, and more
- Musical depictions of American places, activities, and moods
- Technical challenges such as harmonics, left-hand pizzicato, and double stopping
- Useful fingering and bowing suggestions
Aaron Minsky began his career as a rock guitarist and then went on to study the cello with established teachers from Juilliard and elsewhere, obtaining a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He has performed with orchestras around the world and on radio and television. Minsky is also an award-winning composer with over a dozen works published by Oxford University Press. He has premiered his original music at the First World Cello Congress, the American Cello Congress, and the New Directions Cello Festival. Selections from his published collections are now considered standard repertoire, appearing in the curriculums of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and the American String Teachers Association. Particularly known for bridging the gap between classical and popular music for cello, Minsky founded the Von Cello Band, the first cello-fronted rock power trio, which features a unique blend of hard, alternative, and jam rock.