Cello: James Fiste

James FisteJamie Fiste, Associate Professor of Cello at Central Michigan University, has been an active recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher.  Solo performances include recitals in the beautiful Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, the Plymouth Chamber Music Festival in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Wisconsin Lutheran College recital series in Milwaukee, Notre Dame Alumni Series, Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and the Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Series in Boston, Massachusetts.  Chamber music performances include performances in the Maison Danoise in Paris, France and the Museu d’Història de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.  He has also performed chamber music in the Plymouth Chamber Music Festival in Massachusetts, Fontana Music Festival in Shelbyville, Michigan, the Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Series in Boston and performances at Tennessee Technological University and Michigan State University.
He has also appeared in recital throughout New England.  He has performed chamber music with musicians from the Boston and Dallas Symphonies, Chicago String Quartet, faculty from the University of Illinois and other distinguished musicians at the Music Festival of Arkansas and Hot Springs Music Festival. Jamie Fiste is co-artistic director for the Plymouth Chamber Music Festival in Plymouth, MA and was also founding member of the Stonehill Trio, trio in residence at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.  Dr. Fiste has been a prizewinner in the Rolland Competition, Cello Society Competition and the University of Illinois Concerto Competition.  He has also been a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in Providence.
Dr. Fiste has studied with Laurien Laufman and Karen Buranskas and has participated in master classes with Janos Starker and Fritz Magg.  He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, a M.M. from the University of Notre Dame and a D.M.A. from the University of Illinois.
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