Enjoy an original composition from Tim Janof, a self-taught cellist who learned and played for years before he had his first teacher as a sophomore in college: Rondo in Blue, for cello and piano.
About Janof's Rondo in Blue for Cello and Piano
Blues music has always held a special place in my heart, though I have never aspired to become a Blues cellist. This piece allows me to enjoy soulful Blue idioms while still retaining my identity as a Classical musician.
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About the Editor – Tim Janof
Tim Janof was Editor for the Internet Cello Society for over twelve years, where over 100 of his articles and in-depth interviews of world-renowned cellists are published. He started cello at the young age of 8 but was mostly self-taught, not having a teacher until he was a sophomore in college. Tim learned what he could by reading books and by observing others in his youth orchestra. He even won a cello position in the Seattle Youth Symphony without ever having had a single cello lesson.
Over the years his cello teachers have included Toby Saks, Eva Heinitz, and Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel. He is the past President of the Seattle Violoncello Society and a former cello instructor at Music Center of the Northwest. He has had articles published in American String Teacher and Strad magazines and was featured in Strings Magazine. He was a featured speaker at the American String Teacher Association’s 2015 National Conference, University of Iowa’s Cello Daze, and Central Washington University’s Cello Celebration.
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