Gal Faganel unfortunately won't participate this year.
GAL FAGANEL is a versatile award-winning cello performer, an acclaimed teacher, and a recording artist. With a doctorate from the University of Southern California under the mentorship of Eleonore Schoenfeld, he was previously the principal cellist of the Phoenix Symphony. Since 2010 he has been teaching at the University of Northern Colorado where he has greatly enjoyed mentoring cellists, coaching chamber music, and collaborating with colleagues in the Colorado Piano Trio. Additionally, he appears as a guest at numerous institutions around the world and most recently began teaching at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music. He has recorded for many labels and radio stations internationally. His performances and recordings have been praised in the press for “exceptionally sensitive interpretation,” his “powerful and beautiful tone,” and “brilliant virtuosity and youthful vigor.”