Aaron Wolff, cello

Aaron Wolff, from Newton, MA, is a fifth-year double-degree student in cello performance and comparative literature at Oberlin. As a cello student of Natasha Brofsky of the New England Conservatory, Wolff won First Prize in the 2010 Boston Symphony Concerto Competition, as well as competitions that led to performances with A Far Cry and the Boston Trio. Now a student of Darrett Adkins, he received the 2014 Agnew Bach Prize from the Cleveland Cello Society and reached the round of twelve at the 2016 Leipzig International Bach Competition. At Oberlin, he has performed alongside eighth blackbird in Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble and has appeared in the Oberlin Honors Showcase at the Kennedy Center with his ensembles Whitefish and Trio Ligatura. A lover of chamber music from an early age, Wolff has spent summers at Greenwood Music Camp, Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, Sarasota Music Festival, Shasta Music Summit, Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, and Bang on a Can Festival. Equally at home with the solo repertoire, he has participated in master classes by Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Joel Krosnick, Matt Haimovitz, Steven Doane, Desmond Hoebig, Timothy Eddy, Zuill Bailey, Laurence Lesser, and Hans Jensen. He has also enjoyed acting over the years, most notably in the Coen Brothers’ 2010 film A Serious Man, and in various Oberlin productions including John Logan’s Red, Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Goblin Market,” where he was featured as narrator alongside Oberlin Sinfonietta.