2017 7:30 pm
Student Recital: Sameer Apte, cello
Mellon Institute Auditorium
4400 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
COST: Free and open to the public
About the artist
Cellist Sameer Apte is a junior at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing his bachelor’s degree in cello performance with Anne Martindale Williams. The recipient of the Wilkins Cello Scholarship and Carnegie Mellon’s Archer Awards for Freshman and Sophomore Excellence, he currently serves as principal of the CMU Philharmonic. In 2017, Sameer Apte made his debut with the CMU Philharmonic as soloist in Andrew Dewey’s Hedonism, and served as principal cellist of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Sapporo, Japan. In 2015, he appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra and the Suburban Symphony Orchestra after winning their respective concerto competitions.
Sameer Apte has appeared in masterclasses with Andres Diaz, Norman Fischer, and Robert Nagy. Further engagements for 2017 include a concerto commission from CMU student composer Jordan Speranzo and a solo appearance with the Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble, under the direction of Stephen Schultz.