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Cellist Issei Herr is committed to a diverse array of music both old and new, with a repertoire that ranges from the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Babbitt to works by Schubert, Schumann, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky. 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. He has performed as a member of the Orchestra of the League of Composers, AXIOM, and the New Juilliard Ensemble, working with musicians such as Thomas Adès, Daniel Barenboim, David Fulmer, Louis Karchin, Fred Lerdahl, Vasco Mendonça, Jeffrey Milarsky, Shulamit Ran, Chou Wen-chung, and Du Yun.

 

In the summer of 2017, Issei attended the Lucerne Festival Academy, performing as a member and principal cellist of the Academy Orchestra under the batons of Heinz Holliger and Matthias Pintscher. In 2016, Issei was a fellow at the inaugural Contemporary Performance Institute of the Composers Conference at Wellesley College, where he studied and performed seminal works by Schoenberg, Webern, Babbitt, Davidovsky, and Wuorinen, among others. He has also participated in the London Masterclasses, where he worked with cellist Ralph Kirshbaum.

 

Born into an artistic family, Issei began musical studies at the age of five. He earned his BM degrees at The Juilliard School and now in MM program, where he is a student of cellist Fred Sherry.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Milton Babbitt: More Melismata

 

Webern: Drei Kleine Stücke, Op. 11 (I. Mäßige)

Yuchong Wu, piano

Bach: Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028 (IV. Allegro)

Yuchong Wu, piano

Robert Schumann

Milton Babbitt

Elliott Carter : Figment (1994)

Elliott Carter

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2016

2017

2018

January

March

April

May

July

September

October

November

December

 

1/15 | Friday, 7:30 pm | ChamberFest 2016

Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

SCHUBERT Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, D. 929

 

1/22 | Friday, 7:30 pm | Focus! 2016

Milton Babbitt's World: A Centennial Celebration

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

New Juilliard Ensemble

Joel Sachs, conductor

BABBITT The Crowded Air

WOLPE Chamber Piece No. 2

BABBITT Concerti

 

1/26 | Wednesday, 7:30 pm | Focus! 2016

Milton Babbitt's World: A Centennial Celebration

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

BABBITT More Melismata

 

 

3/10 | Thursday, 8:00 pm | Recital

Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

Yuchong Wu, piano

BACH Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028

DALLAPICCOLA Ciaccona, Intermezzo, e Adagio

BABBITT More Melismata

WEBERN Drei Kleine Stücke, Op. 11

BRAHMS Sonata in F Major, Op. 99

 

3/24 | Thursday, 7:30 pm | Juilliard Orchestra

Alice Tully Hall

Fabio Luisi, conductor

 

 

4/21 | Thursday, 7:30 pm | New Juilliard Ensemble

Alice Tully Hall

Joel Sachs, conductor

 

4/28 | Thursday, 7:30 pm | Juilliard Orchestra

Alice Tully Hall

Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor

 

 

5/15 | Sunday, 5:00 pm | Chamber Music Performance

Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50

 

 

 

7/7 | Thursday, 7:00 pm |

London Masterclasses Showcase Concert

Royal Northern College of Music | Manchester, England

SCHUMANN Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102 (Selections)

 

7/22 | Friday, 7:30 pm |

Composers Conference at Wellesley College

Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College

FOSS Echoi I & II

WEBERN String Quartet, Op. 28

BABBITT Four Play

BERIO O King

SCHOENBERG Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (Selections)

 

7/29 | Friday, 7:30 pm |

Composers Conference at Wellesley College

Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College

CURRIER Vocalissimus (Selections)

DAVIDOVSKY Quartetto

WUORINEN New York Notes

 

 

9/16 | Friday, 8:00 pm | Recital with Rolf Schulte

Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

Rolf Schulte, violin

CARTER Tre Duetti

BABBITT Melismata

BABBITT More Melismata

RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello

 

9/28 | Wednesday, 5:00 pm | Recital with Rolf Schulte

FICA21, 2016 | Universidad Veracruzana

Tlaqna, Centro Cultural | Xalapa, Mexico

Rolf Schulte, violin

CARTER Tre Duetti

DEBUSSY Syrinx, arranged for violin

BABBITT Melismata

BABBITT More Melismata

RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello

STRAVINSKY Serenata from Pulcinella

(arr. Randa Kirshbaum)

 

 

10/1 | Saturday, 7:30 pm | Concerto with NJE

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

New Juilliard Ensemble

Joel Sachs, conductor

YANOV-YANOVSKY Hearing Solution (New York premiere)

 

10/9 | Sunday, 2:00 pm | Memorial Concert

Remembering Edmund Niemann

Hoff-Barthelson Music School | Scarsdale, New York

KURTÁG Népdalféle

BACH Sarabande from Suite V

 

10/12 | Wednesday, 5:00 pm | Mentoring the New:

An Evening With Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen,

and Vasco Mendonça

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

AXIOM

Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor

MENDONÇA Fight/Flight/Freeze

 

10/17 | Monday, 7:30 pm | Composers Concert

Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

RAMOS Alabanza suspendida

 

10/25 | Wednesday, 6:30 pm | In Context: Kaija Saariaho

Room 543, The Juilliard School

SAARIAHO Serenatas

 

10/28 | Friday, 8:00 pm | Recital

Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

Yuchong Wu, piano

SCHUMANN | Fünf Stucke im Volkston, Op. 102

KURTÁG | Selections from Signs, Games, and Messages

BACH | Selections from Cello Suites

WEBERN | Drei Kleine Stücke, Op. 11

SCHUMANN | Adagio und Allegro, Op. 70

SCHUMANN | Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

 

 

11/14 | Monday, 7:30 pm | SOFIA GUBAIDULINA:

In Honor of her 85th Birthday

Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

New Juilliard Ensemble

Joel Sachs, conductor

GUBAIDULINA Perception

 

 

12/7 | Wednesday, 7:30 pm | New Dances: Edition 2016

12/8 | Thursday, 7:30 pm | New Dances: Edition 2016

12/9 | Friday, 7:30 pm | New Dances: Edition 2016

12/10 | Saturday, 7:30 pm | New Dances: Edition 2016

12/11  | Sunday, 3:00 pm | New Dances: Edition 2016

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

Pam Tanowitz, choreographer

NORMAN The Companion Guide to Rome (Selections)

 

12/11 | Sunday, 1:00 pm | Chamber Music Recital

Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

SCHOENBERG String Trio, Op. 45

 

12/11 | Sunday, 7:30 pm | Composers Studio Recital

Room 309, The Juilliard School

RAMOS Alabanza suspendida

 

12/15 | Thursday, 7:30 pm | Juilliard Orchestra

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

 

January

February

March

April

May

July

August

September

November

December

 

1/6 | Friday, 6:00 pm | Composers Conference

Contemporary Performance Institute Concert

Room 543, The Juilliard School

BERIO O King

DAVIDOVSKY Quartetto

WUORINEN New York Notes

 

1/9 | Monday, 7:00 pm | Shanghai/New York:

Future Histories

Asia Society, New York

New Juilliard Ensemble

Joel Sachs, conductor

 

1/14 | Saturday, 3:00 pm | ChamberFest 2017

Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

SCHOENBERG Suite, Op. 29

 

1/20 | Friday, 7:30 pm | Focus! 2017

Our Southern Neighbors: The Music of Latin America

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

New Juilliard Ensemble

Joel Sachs, conductor

 

1/23 | Monday, 7:30 pm | Focus! 2017

Our Southern Neighbors: The Music of Latin America

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School

GARRIDO-LECCA Intihuatana

 

1/26 | Thursday, 5:00 pm |

Pierre Boulez Memorial Concert

Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall

Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Robert Langevin, flute

BOULEZ Mémoriale

 

 

2/28 | Tuesday, 7:30 pm | New Juilliard Ensemble

El Museo del Barrio, New York

Joel Sachs, conductor

SIERRA Concierto Nocturnal

 

3/27 | Monday, 8:00 pm | Composers Concert

Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

CHOI Still Life II

 

3/31 | Tuesday, 4:00 pm | Viola/Cello Duo

Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

PINTSCHER Janusgesicht

 

3/31 | Friday, 7:00 pm | Juilliard Orchestra

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium,

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tan Dun, conductor

 

 

4/1 | Saturday, 2:00 pm | Juilliard Orchestra

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium,

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tan Dun, conductor

 

4/3 | Monday, 8:00 pm | Chamber Music Performance

Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 (Selections)

 

4/4 | Tuesday, 7:30 pm | New Juilliard Ensemble

Alice Tully Hall

Joel Sachs, conductor

 

4/14 | Friday, 8:00 pm | Recital

Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

Tengku Irfan, piano

BARTÓK Rhapsody I

CARTER Figment I

BACH Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027

WUORINEN Cello Variations II

STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne

 

4/22 | Saturday, 8:30 pm | Chamber Music Performance

Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

RAMOS Dos Cuerpos

 

4/23 | Sunday, 7:00 pm | Chamber Music Performance

Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

MOZART Piano Trio in E Major, K. 542

 

4/25 | Tuesday, 6:00 pm | Chamber Music Performance

Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

RAMOS Hueco

 

4/26 | Wednesday, 4:00 pm |

Chamber Music Performance

Morse Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

MOZART String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516

 

 

5/12 | Friday, 7:00 pm | Chamber Music Performance

Hoff-Barthelson Music School | Scarsdale, New York

Gerald Robbins, piano

SCHUMANN Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102

 

5/16 | Tuesday, 7:00 pm | House Concert

Private Residence, New York

BACH Selected Cantata Arias

BABBITT More Melismata

BARTÓK String Quartet No. 4 (Selections)

HAYDN String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20 No. 3

 

5/18 | Thursday, 6:00 pm | Juilliard Orchestra

Alice Tully Hall

Thomas Adès, conductor

 

5/25 | Thursday, 7:30 pm |

Orchestra of the League of Composers

Miller Theater, Columbia University

Louis Karchin and David Fulmer, conductors

 

 

7/9 | Sunday, 8:00 pm | MoMA Summergarden

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden,

The Museum of Modern Art

New Juilliard Ensemble

Joel Sachs, conductor

 

7/15 | Saturday, 7:00 pm | House Concert

Private Residence, New York

Selections from:

MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

CHOPIN Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65

 

7/21 | Friday, 7:30 pm | Composers Conference

Contemporary Performance Institute Concert

Grand Music Hall, Wellesley College

DAVIDOVSKY Quartetto No. 2

SAKAI Borders

STRAVINSKY Septet

 

7/25 | Tuesday, 7:30 pm | Composers Conference

Contemporary Performance Institute Concert

Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley College

MACKEY Humble River (Excerpts)

CARTER Tempo e Tempi

 

7/28 | Friday, 7:30 pm | Composers Conference

Contemporary Performance Institute Concert

Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley College

FOSS Time Cycle (Selections)

SCHOENBERG Suite, Op. 29

 

 

8/20 | Sunday, 10:30 am |

Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy

KKL Luzern | Lucerne, Switzerland

Heinz Holliger, conductor

 

8/26 | Saturday, 11:00 am |

Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Academy

KKL Luzern | Lucerne, Switzerland

Heinz Holliger, conductor

 

8/28 | Monday, 7:30 pm |

Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy

KKL Luzern | Lucerne, Switzerland

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

 

9/2 | Saturday, 2:30 pm |

Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy

KKL Luzern | Lucerne, Switzerland

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

 

9/3 | Sunday, 6:00 pm |

Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy

Cologne Philharmonie | Cologne, Germany

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

 

9/4 | Monday, 8:00 pm |

Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy

Hamburg Elbphilharmonie | Hamburg, Germany

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

 

11/16 | Thursday, 7:30 pm | Tactus: Solos and Duos

Miller Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music

Amber Evans, soprano

BABBITT Autobiography of the Eye

 

 

12/1 | Friday, 7:30 pm | AXIOM: Works by Luciano Berio

Alice Tully Hall

BERIO “points on the curve to find…"

 

 

 

January

March

April

May

June

July

 

1/17 | Wednesday, 7:30 pm

Faculty Recital: Frank Morelli, Bassoon

Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School

GUBAIDULINA Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings

 

1/22 | Monday, 7:30 pm | Tactus: Solos and Duos

Ades Performance Space, Manhattan School of Music

XENAKIS Dhipli Zyia

 

1/27 | Saturday, 7:30 pm | House Concert

Private Residence, New York

Amber Evans, soprano

BABBITT Autobiography of the Eye

 

 

 

 

3/13 | Tuesday, 8:30 pm | Contemporary Chamber Music

Greenfield Hall, Manhattan School of Music

Amber Evans, soprano

SAARIAHO Mirage

LEROUX Voi(Rex)

 

3/31 | Saturday, 2:30 pm | Contemporary Chamber Music

Greenfield Hall, Manhattan School of Music

SAARIAHO Die Aussicht

 

 

 

 

4/10 | Tuesday, 8:00 pm | Princeton Sound Kitchen

Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University | Princeton, NJ

MORRISON Time Stacks

 

 

5/3 | Thursday, 8:00 pm | Moon, Line, Shadow

MISE-EN_PLACE | Brooklyn, NY

SCHOENBERG Pierrot Lunaire

 

5/6 | Sunday, 7:00 pm | Chamber Music

Christ & St. Stephen's Church | New York, NY

MOZART Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478

BRAHMS Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60

DVORAK Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

 

5/7 | Monday, 7:30 pm | Queens College Arts Festival

Godwin Ternbach Gallery | Queens, NY

SCHOENBERG Pierrot Lunaire

 

6/1 | Friday, 8:00 pm | House Concert

Private Residence | Brooklyn, NY

BACH Selected Cantata Arias

MAYUZUMI Bunraku

KURTÁG Selections from Signs, Games and Messages

 

6/8 | Friday, 8:00 pm | Heterotopia

Scholes Street Studio | Brooklyn, New York

MAYUZUMI Bunraku

WU Eschaton

 

6/12 | Tuesday, 8:00 pm | Amalgama Ensemble

Areté Gallery | Brooklyn, New York

DENNEHY bulb for piano trio

COLLINS The land we stand on is ours

 

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