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Sharing my parents’ story has been a breathtaking endeavor.

Now available from Amsterdam Publishers

Janet Horvath
Cellist, Writer, Speaker

Janet Horvath, the associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1980-2012, is a soloist, writer, and award-winning advocate for injury prevention for musicians. She has appeared internationally in recital and as soloist, and has given seminars for colleges, conservatories and to organizations from coast to coast. Her new book The Cello Still Sings – A Generational Story of the Holocaust and of the Transformative Power of Music was released February 28, 2023 and is now available for orders.

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Minnesota Orchestra
STRAD magazine
The Atlantic
IPPY awards
Hamline University
Indiana University
Interlude
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News & Events:

The Cello Still Sings: A Generational Story of the Holocaust and of the Transformative Power of Music, has just won the 2023 Best Book Award from American Bookfest in the performing arts category. The book is available from Amsterdam Publishers and your favorite bookstore.

A sweeping history of three generations darkened by the long shadow of the Holocaust, The Cello Still Sings is a vivid, moving, and true story of personal discovery. The book contains humorous anecdotes as well as 60 historic photos including of the survivor orchestra in which my father played, with the legendary maestro Leonard Benstein at the helm.

The release of The Cello Still Sings coincided with my father’s birthday (Feb 26, 1922). The publisher, Amsterdam Publishers (AP), based in Amsterdam, focuses on Holocaust memoirs, non-fiction and fiction, written by Jewish survivors and their descendants. AP has released the hardcover, paperback, and e-book simultaneously.

KIRKUS starred review

“A poetic, nuanced tribute to the power of music and family.”
–KIRKUS starred review

Book News!

The Cello Still Sings: A Generational Story of the Holocaust and of the Transformative Power of Music, has just won the 2023 Best Book Award from American Bookfest in the performing arts category. The book is available from Amsterdam Publishers and your favorite bookstore.

A sweeping history of three generations darkened by the long shadow of the Holocaust, The Cello Still Sings is a vivid, moving, and true story of personal discovery. The book contains humorous anecdotes as well as 60 historic photos including of the survivor orchestra in which my father played, with the legendary maestro Leonard Benstein at the helm.

The release of The Cello Still Sings coincided with my father’s birthday (Feb 26, 1922). The publisher, Amsterdam Publishers (AP), based in Amsterdam, focuses on Holocaust memoirs, non-fiction and fiction, written by Jewish survivors and their descendants. AP has released the hardcover, paperback, and e-book simultaneously.

One of the 100 Best Books of 2023

Janet has just received wonderful news! In addition to receiving a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, her book has been chosen by Kirkus as one of the 100 best Indie books of 2023!

Book Signing and Presentation

Minnesota Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Accent Series

January 18, 2024
7:30 pm

Schmitt Music
7800 Harmony Dr.
Bloomington, MN 55439

Photos from the road!

Janet has had a busy few months! She presented pre-concert with the Minnesota Orchestra, in many book events, including in North Carolina, Chicago and the Indigo Bookstore in Toronto, where she was delighted that former high school teachers, and long-time friends and family attended. She also presented locally for book clubs. In honor of Janet’s mother, hostesses cooked meals, even serving her chicken parikás to honor her memory!

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