Local Boy Makes Good
We were thrilled to see news about
on the Musical America website! We have enjoyed watching Oliver grow into the wonderful musician (and overall human being)
he is today. While he was a Festival Artist in 2015 and 2017, he is first and foremost an Orcas Islander and, we like to think, our own success story. Congrats to Oliver and the whole Aldort family!
Young Cellist Gets a New Job
The Boston Symphony has named section cellist Oliver Aldort [pictured] to the position of assistant principal cello. Aldort, 26, joined the orchestra in 2015 at the age of 21. He will serve as principal of the Boston Pops orchestra when its season begins this spring, and as principal of the BSO during the February 27-March 3 concerts while BSO principal cello Blaise Dejardin is away.
Aldort earned his BM from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2015 and hasn’t stopped since. He’s already performed as a soloist with a number of North American orchestras and is a member of the newly formed Steans Piano Trio. He’s also played at Tanglewood, Verbier, and at his home town’s Orcas Island (WA) Chamber Music Festival.