Curtis Institute of Music string sextet
Natalie Helm and Cheeko Matsusaka
Ricardo José Rivera and Carmenchú Domínguez
Oleg Kruglyakov and Terry Boyarsky
Doug Wright and Hermitage Artist Retreat Guest
Janet Horvath, author and cellist, was born in Toronto, Canada. A lifelong performing classical musician, soloist, author, speaker, and educator, she was the Minnesota Orchestra's associate principal cello from 1980 to 2012. She has performed in recital, chamber music, and as soloist with orchestras throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
An advocate for injury prevention for musicians, Ms. Horvath has given masterclasses and seminars for orchestras and conservatories from coast to coast and has appeared on CBC, BBC, and NPR radio stations, and PBS television. She is a popular guest speaker, live and on podcasts and conducts lively conversations about cello playing, the importance of the arts and music in particular, injury prevention, and genocide prevention.
The Cello Still Sings - A Generational Story of the Holocaust and of the Transformative Power of Music, her recently released book, is a sweeping and true history of three generations darkened by the long shadow of the Holocaust. Janet's parents, both classical musicians and Holocaust survivors, buried who and what they were before. Her first book, Playing (less) Hurt - An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians, received international critical acclaim, winning a gold IPPY award in 2009.