Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello
Jan Müller-Szeraws’s musical journey has taken him over three continents as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Recent solo engagements include performances with the New England Philharmonic, the Concord Orchestra, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción, and Orquesta de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile, with repertoire ranging from concertos from the traditional repertoire such as Haydn, Dvorak, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich to concertos by contemporary composers Chou Wen-chung, Gunther Schuller, Bernard Hoffer, and John Harbison. Recent recordings include Bernard Hoffer’s Concerto di Camera no. 2 for cello and ensemble, written for him and Boston Musica Viva, the Allende Cello Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, which has been released by the Chilean Academy of Fine Arts, and most recently a disc with music for cello, tabla, and carnatic soprano by Shirish Korde as well as sonatas by Brahms and Chopin with pianist Adam Golka for Hammond Performing Arts. Müller-Szeraws has been a guest artist at many festivals such as the Cape & Islands, Rockport, El Paso Pro-Musica, Music at Gretna, and Kingston Chamber Music Festivals. He is a member of Trio Tremonti and appears regularly in recital with pianists Ya-Fei Chuang and Adam Golka.
He is currently on the faculty at the Phillips Academy Andover and has been appointed Artist-in-Residence at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He also is artistic director of the Chamber Music Institute at Holy Cross, an intensive summer program for talented young musicians. A prize-winner at the Washington International Competition, Müller-Szeraws is a grant recipient of the Saul and Naomi Cohen Foundation, which is generously lending him a cello by David Tecchler. He studied at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany, and at Boston University. His teachers include Andrés Díaz, Christoph Henkel, Arnaldo Fuentes, Javier Santamaría, and Christiane Gleisner.