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Stephen Framil, CelloDistinguished as "the first American cellist to perform in Hanoi," critically acclaimed artist and musician Stephen Framil has appeared as concert soloist and conductor the world over: including Carnegie Weill Hall and Avery Fisher / Lincoln Center (New York), Verizon Hall / Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Hungary), Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (Italy Tour), Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia), Manila Philharmonic Orchestra (Philippines), National Philharmonic of Moldova, Oltenia State Filarmonica (Romania), Hong Kong City Hall, Zaporozhye Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), Vratza Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Bombay Chamber Orchestra (India), Camerata Philadelphia, Redlands Symphony Orchestra (California), Nashville Chamber Orchestra (Tennessee), Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic (D.C.), Philadelphia Orchestra Society, Killington Music Verstival (Vermont), Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series (“Live” Broadcast on WFMT - Chicago), Old First Concerts (San Francisco), American Landmark Festivals (New York), An Die Musik (Baltimore), Brunei Music Society, and the Hong Kong Chamber Music Society, among others.

Dr. Stephen Framil (Indiana University, DM) has given masterclasses in cello and chamber music around the world: including at the Shanghai Conservatory (China), Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), DePaul University (Chicago), Longy School of Music (Boston), Vanderbilt University/Blair School of Music (Nashville), University of Arizona, University of Reno, University of Delaware, Volgograd Conservatory (Russia), Hong Kong University, Moldova Academy of Music, Zaporoahye Conservatory (Ukraine), Silliman University (Philippines), and the Hanoi Conservatory (Vietnam), among others.  Dr. Framil has adjudicated the 2004 Hong Kong Schools of Music Festival, and the 2007 Schadt String Competition (Cello) in Allentown, PA.  In summer 2008 Dr. Framil joined the faculty of the Killington Music Festival (VT). Currently based in Philadelphia, Stephen Framil is the Music Director & Conductor of CAMERATA PHILADELPHIA, and Artistic Director of the Port City Music Festival (North Carolina).

Recordings by Stephen Framil for RADIO 4 HONG KONG include the complete J.S. Bach Suites for Solo Cello, as well as the works for solo cello by Zoltán Kodály and Gaspar Cassadó. In 2004 Framil won first prize in the CONTEMPORARY RECORD SOCIETY Competition for Performing Artists. Stephen Framil has recorded the two Haydn Cello Concertos with the Paul Freeman and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CENTAUR RECORDS).

 
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