Issei Herr

Cello Lessons with Issei Herr

Cellist Issei Herr is committed to a diverse array of music both old and new. Past highlights include concerts in Mexico and New York with violinist Rolf Schulte featuring the music of Milton Babbitt, recital programs centered on the works of Robert Schumann, and a recording of the complete cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach. An advocate for the music of our time, Issei has worked closely with composers such as Mario Davidovsky and Kaija Saariaho, and has premiered works by Eric Nathan, Roberto Sierra, and Kenji Sakai, among others. In 2016, he performed the New York premiere of Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky’s Hearing Solution with Joel Sachs and the New Juilliard Ensemble. Born into an artistic family, Issei began musical studies at the age of five. He is currently pursuing studies at The Juilliard School, where he is a student of cellist Fred Sherry.