Madison’s David Finckel and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at DREW

Saturday, November 14th marks the second concert in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s 2016 residency at The Concert Hall at Drew. In a celebration of the peak of the expressive violin style as it was mastered and memorialized by Fritz Kreisler, this performance will include pieces by Borodin, Dvořák, and Leclair performed by Benjamin Beilman, Sean Lee, Danbi Um, Paul Neubauer, and Madison’s very own David Finckel.


David Finckel, featured cellist of the performance, is one of two Co-Artistic Directors of CMS along with his wife, pianist Wu Han. Mr. Finckel’s musical training began at a very young age, studying with his father, composer Edwin Finckel, and later receiving instruction from Mstislav Rostropovich. He was a member of the Emerson String Quartet, participating in its residencies and recordings for Deutsche Grammophone until his recent departure.

David Finckel

David Finckel

In 2012 he was named honoree and Artistic Director of the Mendelssohn Fellowship, which identifies young Korean musicians and promotes chamber music in South Korea. Finckel and his wife, renowned pianist Wu Han, are Artistic Directors of both the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo, a program of Menlo School that provides training and experience for aspiring and emerging chamber musicians. Finckel’s propensity for musical education does not stop there; he is a professor of cello at The Julliard School, Artist-in-Residence at Stony Brook University, and a director of the LG Chamber Music School in Seoul, South Korea.


This concert will consist of works by Leclair, Dvořák, Borodin, Ysaÿe, and Kreisler. Mr. Finckel will be joined onstage with accomplished musicians Benjamin Beilman, Sean Lee, Danbi Um, and Paul Neubauer. More information is available at

The concert will take place on Saturday, November 14th at 8:00pm. A pre-concert chat with the artists will be held at 7:15pm. Tickets may be purchased online at the Drew box office or by calling 973.408.3917. Single tickets are $55; tickets purchased in a group of at least ten cost $45 each. With a valid educational ID, a limited number of discount tickets are available for $15 when purchased in person.

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