Jamie Fiste Biography


cellist Jamie Fiste

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

An active recitalist and chamber musician, Dr. Fiste's 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 performed with artists of international stature. He has participated in Baroque on Beaver, where he was also a featured soloist with ochestra. He 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 in Fayetteville, AR and Hot Springs Music Festival in Hot Springs, AR.

Dr. Fiste was a prizewinner in the Rolland String Competition, Cello Society Competition, the University of Illinois Undergraduate Concerto Competition, and the University of Illinois Graduate Concerto Competition. He was also a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in Providence, RI.

Dr. Fiste earned his B.M. at the University of Illinois (C-U), his M.M. from the University of Notre Dame, and his D.M.A. from the University of Illinois (C-U) 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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