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Mark Shuman, Cello Associate

Cellist Mark Shuman is a native New Yorker and graduate of the Juilliard School. He has performed as chamber musician and soloist in concert halls throughout the world. He was a member of the Composers String Quartet and a founder of the period instrument group The Aulos Ensemble. He has performed with the Met Chamber Ensemble and has also worked with a broad spectrum of artists ranging from Elliott Carter and Raymond Leppard to Barbra Streisand and Lenny Kravitz. Mr. Shuman can be heard in recordings running the gamut from Telemann Oboe sonatas, the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, and Carter String Quartets to Michael Jackson, the Fugees, and jingles for American Airlines, among many others. In his efforts to expand the cello repertoire, Mr. Shuman seeks out contemporary and previously neglected works and has recorded the cello music of the Spanish composer and virtuoso Gaspar Cassadó. For ASV Quicksilva he has recorded the complete cello music of Mendelssohn.