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Janet Horvath, the associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1980-2012, is a soloist, writer, anti-racism spokesperson, and advocate for injury prevention for musicians. She has performed in recital and as soloist internationally, 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 will be released February 28, 2023. Janet’s award-winning first book Playing (less) Hurt – An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians has received international critical acclaim, and her numerous magazine and newspaper publications include articles in The Atlantic and The New York Times. Ms. Horvath completed her MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Janet is committed to fighting genocide and has created and produced a multi-media anti-racism theater piece entitled Piercing the Silence: Unearthing Family Secrets & Holocaust Memories in Concert in which she relates her parent’s story in verse while 180 photos are projected. At five key places in the work, Ms. Horvath performs cello pieces. Her popular essays about music can be found on the global classical music e-magazine site Interlude HK.

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