Janet Horvath, Cellist, Writer, Speaker

Janet Horvath, Cellist, Writer, Speaker

Janet Horvath, the associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra for over three decades, is a soloist, writer, anti-racism spokesperson and award-winning advocate for injury prevention for musicians. She has performed in recital and as soloist internationally and has performed the Kol Nidre, her signature work, for many decades. Her award winning book Playing (less) Hurt – An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians has received international critical acclaim. She has also been published in numerous magazines, including The Atlantic. Ms. Horvath recently completed her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing from Hamline University, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is working on a memoir about her parents’ experiences during and after the Holocaust.  Read more about Janet >

Featured Event:

International Jewish-German Week May 2018

Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award and Leonard-Bernstein-Jubilee-Concert

May 9 and 10, 2018

Featuring Janet Horvath, cello soloist, in Max Bruch’s Kol Nidre with a Bavarian Orchestra.

The Jubilee Concerts will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, and commemorate concerts held at the displaced persons camp in Landsberg, Germany, 70 years ago. 

Seventeen musicians, including cellist, George Horvath, Janet’s father, all Holocaust survivors, formed the St Ottilien Orchestra after the war. The two performances held in Landsberg in May 1948, were conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Janet's performances in Germany, where her father played 70 years ago, where thousands of stateless persons languished after the horrors of the war, will have special significance. The Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award for composers under the age of 35 will be presented during the commemoration. (Entry deadline January 10, 2018.)

See official flyer (in German)

More information: 

May 10, 1948 concert
May 10, 2018 concert 


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