Piatigorsky International Cello Festival ticket packages on sale

Ticket packages are now on sale for the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival through the University of Southern California Ticket Office or by calling 213-740-4672. Individual tickets will go on sale in early 2016. Tickets to festival events with the LA Phil may be purchased separately through the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office.

In honor of the legendary cellist, Gregor Piatigorsky, the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, presented by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the LA Phil in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, brings together masters of the cello and young cellists from around the world for an unparalleled celebration of the cello, its music and its musicians.

The Festival takes place in Los Angeles from May 13-22, 2016, showcasing 26 international artists representing 15 countries and 4 continents, and unveiling several premieres during the course of this outstanding 10-day event. The Festival’s roster includes some of the world’s most celebrated cellists – Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Truls Mørk, Jean-Guihen Queyras, David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Colin Carr, Sol Gabetta, Giovanni Sollima, Raphael Wallfisch and Artistic Director Ralph Kirshbaum, among others – some of whom directly studied under Gregor Piatigorsky.

Bringing together three prestigious Los Angeles musical organizations—USC Thornton School of Music, the LA Phil and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra—the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival aims to highlight the cello against the backdrop of one of the most culturally innovative metropolitan areas in the United States.

For the full roster of performers and a day by day schedule for the festival, please visit piatigorskyfestival.usc.edu