Ian GottliebNew Haven, CT
Ian Gottlieb (b. 1990) grew up in Los Angeles, California, where he studied classical and jazz cello at the Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences. He graduated in 2012 from Boston University as a student of the late Marc Johnson, receiving his Bachelors in Music Composition and Cello Performance, Magna Cum Laude. His music has been performed by various ensembles throughout North America, notably Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble dal Niente, Triple Helix, and The Palaver Strings. Ian has received commissions from renowned artist Dennis Kim (Concertmaster of the Tampere Philharmonic) as well as Boston University faculty Bayla Keyes and Michelle Lacourse. In 2013, he received a Morton Gould Honorable Mention for his composition Medium for solo cello.
As a cellist, Ian has participated in several reputable masterclasses, most notably with Pieter Wispelwey and Marco Pereira. He is an avid performer of new music, most recently having performed works of György Ligeti under the tutelage of Martin Bresnick. Ian has also performed with numerous pop artists, including tours with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Air Traffic Controller at major venues such as the House of Blues (Los Angeles), the Coliseum (Hampton, VA), Mohegan Sun (CT), and the Verizon Arena (NH).
Ian recently toured with a piano trio throughout China, performing a program showcasing his own works alongside standard repertoire. He currently attends the Yale School of Music in pursuit of a Masters in Composition, where he studies with David Lang, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Hannah Lash.
Medium, for solo cello (mvm I. Ladainha)
performed by Ian Gottlieb (2012)
Vocalise, for 8-part choir
performed by the Boston University contemporary chorus (2012)