Masterclass: John Eckstein, Cello

Feb 3 | 2:00PM
Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building



Cellist John Eckstein joined the Utah Symphony in 1990 after previously serving as Associate Principal Cello of the New Orleans Symphony and Principal Cello of the Omaha Symphony. In 2004, he served as Principal Cellist with the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. John has also served on the University of Utah music faculty since 1992.

After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy, John received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. His Master of Music was completed under the tutelage of famed cellist Raya Garbousova at Northern illinois University. Other teachers have included Steven Doane, Ralph Kishbaum, Richard Kapuschinski and Dennis Brott.

In 2016, Mr. Eckstein co-founded the Haitian Orchestra Institute, designed to give 100 of Haiti’s most advanced orchestral musicians and teachers the opportunity to work with professionals from the Utah Symphony. The annual weeklong workshop provides a training platform never before available in Haiti.

Event Details



Saturday, February 3, 2023


2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Free Admission



  Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building
  182 South 600 East
  Salt Lake City, UT 84102


How can I attend?

All current Gifted Music School students are invited (and encouraged) to attend at no cost—no tickets or RSVP required. 

Members of the public wishing to observe this masterclass should contact Conservatory Director, Linda Duan, at to RSVP. The event will be held in the Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building at Gifted Music School.

Event Date: 
2024-02-03 14:00:00 to 2024-02-03 16:00:00