Ed Klein, cello
Edward Klein, a resident of Gainesville, has been performing professionally for more than forty years on the cello and viola da gamba in orchestras and chamber ensembles, and as a solo recitalist. At 16, he was the youngest student ever accepted into the adult Orchestra and Chamber Music Program at Tanglewood, where he studied for two summers. Before that, he studied at the Greenwood Music Camp in Cummington, Mass.
He served on the Boards of Trustees at the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vt., and the Skylands Youth Symphony in Sussex County, N.J., where he was also the music director and conductor.
Edward received his early musical training in the Boston area with cellist Jacobus Langendoen of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; he later studied with concert artist Zara Nelsova. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College.
Edward served in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Naval Academy Band playing cello, oboe, baritone horn, piano, and string bass. He performed for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in 1990 and performed as a soloist in the Rutter Requiem at Carnegie Hall under the baton of the composer, John Rutter. He currently holds principal positions in the Albany, Ga., Symphony Orchestra, the Central Florida Symphony and the Central Florida Philharmonic orchestras, both located in Ocala. Besides teaching in his own studio, he also serves as an adjunct cello instructor at Central Florida Community College in Ocala.
College of Central Florida
3001 SW College Road
Ocala, FL 34474