Mikhail Veselov
9 Skehan str. Apt.3, Somerville MA, 02143
Instruments: Cello
Styles: Classical
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience: years
Rate: $0 / hr
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Personal Statement
I first discovered my love of teaching while studying at the Moscow State Chopin Academy. During my time there, I had the great privilege of serving as teaching assistant to the great cello pedagogue, Professor Maria Zhuravleva in both the College and Pre-college divisions.

Currently, I serve on the Faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College. I have had the experience of working with students of all levels, from the very beginner to the most advanced players.

I believe that art and art- making makes people better and that everybody, if properly nurtured, can become a true artist in his own right. I am thrilled and honored to help every student find their way on the path towards becoming that artist.
Education / Training
Described by Fanfare Magazine as “simply extraordinary,” cellist Mikhail Veselov has earned recognition as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, Veselov is the First Prize Winner of the Citta di Barletta International competition in Bari, Italy. As a soloist, Mr. Veselov has performed with the Brown University, Vasilievsky Ostrov, Cantus Firmus, Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic and California Chamber Orchestras, among others. Mr. Veselov is on the string and chamber music faculties at Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Mikhail Veselov is a founding member of the Neave Trio, which has been described as a “brilliant trio”, recognized for their “bright and radiant music-making” (WQXR) and has been cited as “having exceeded the Gold Standard and move on to Platinum” (Fanfare Magazine). Neave Trio tours nationally and abroad, performing in some of the finest venues. Most recently, Neave Trio appeared at the Carnegie/Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Music a Kohl Mansion, Kalliroscope Gallery Chamber Music Series, UCLA Chamber Music at the Clark and the Chamber Music Society of Utica. In November 2016, the Neave Trio released their first album for the Chandos Label. In the Spring of 2017, the Neave Trio will record a CD of works by Astor Piazzolla, including new arrangements of Piazzolla’s songs for piano trio and mezzo-soprano for the Grammy Winning Azica Label.
Currently Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence at Longy School of Music of Bard College, Neave Trio has been honored to hold numerous residencies including residencies at Brown University, Banff Center, Walnut Hill School for performing Arts, the Gann Academy, Concord Academy, Providence College and San Diego State University.
With the distinction of a Presidential Ambassador scholarship, Mikhail holds the Masters of Music and Graduate Performance Degrees from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He received his Bachelors of Music Diploma under the tutelage of Maria Zhuravleva at the Moscow State Chopin Academy.


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