One of the greatest cellists of all time

Long acknowledged as one of the world's master cellists, Aldo Parisot has led the career of a complete artist as concert soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and teacher. He has been heard with the major orchestras of the world, including those of Berlin, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Rio, Munich, Warsaw, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, under the batons of such eminent conductors as Stokowski, Barbirolli, Bernstein, Mehta, Monteux, Paray, de Carvalho, Sawallisch, Hindemith, and Villa-Lobos.

 

As an artist seeking to expand his instrument's repertoire, Mr. Parisot has premiered numerous works for cello, written especially for him by such composers as Carmago Guarnieri, Quincy Porter, Alvin Etler, Claudio Santoro, Joan Panetti, Ezra Laderman, Yehudi Wyner, and Heitor Villa-Lobos, whose Cello Concerto No. 2, written for and dedicated to him, was premiered by Parisot in his New York Philharmonic debut. Since then he has appeared with the Philharmonic on nearly a dozen occasions.

Parisot with Villa-Lobos

in New York. 1950s