Jamie Fiste Biography


cellist Jamie Fiste

Jamie Fiste is Associate Professor of Cello at Central Michigan University.

An active recitalist and chamber musician, his performance engagements have taken him to Hungary, France, Spain, and Germany. An avid collaborator, Dr. Fiste currently performs in the Saarburg Music Festival in Germany and was Co-Artistic Director for the Plymouth Chamber Music Festival in Plymouth, MA from 2001-2007, where he also performed with artists of international stature. He has participated in Baroque on Beaver, where he was also a featured soloist with ochestra. He has frequently performed in the Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Series in Boston, Massachusetts, with players from the Boston Symphony and faculty from Boston University. Dr. Fiste has also performed at the Music Festival of Arkansas and Hot Springs Music Festival and was a prizewinner in the Rolland String Competition, Cello Society Competition, the University of Illinois Undergraduate and Graduate Concerto Competitions. He was also a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in Providence, RI.

Dr. Fiste earned his master's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his D.M.A. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana where he studied with Karen Buranskas and Laurien Laufman. He has also participated in master classes with Janos Starker and Fritz Magg.

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