Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is excited to have Coleman Itzkoff join us in the Alma Thomas Theater.
Hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “astonishing prowess,” cellist Coleman Itzkoff enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber & orchestral musician, and educator. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Coleman is the son of two professional violinists and began playing cello at the age of 5. Coleman received his Bachelor of Music from Rice University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School Music under the tutelage of Ralph Kirshbaum. Coleman has been awarded prestigious accolades from across the country, including the Gold Medal in the 2017 International Berliner Music Competition. He was invited for an artist residency with NPR’s Performance Today with host Fred Child and has most recently had his Walt Disney Concert Hall concerto debut. Coleman has collaborated with artists such as Midori, John O’Connor, Richey Hawley, amongst others that have garnered him great success. He performs on a Paul Siefried bow on loan to him from the Maestro Foundation and on a 1740 Gennaro Gagliano Cello, generously loaned to him by the Amatius Foundation.