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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 MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is working on a memoir about her parents’ experiences during and after the Holocaust.

She is committed to fighting genocide and has created and produced a multi-media anti-racism theater piece entitled It’s Not Too Late to Stop the Hate in which she relates her parent’s story in verse while 185 photos are projected. At five key places in the work, Ms. Horvath performs five cello pieces. Her essays about music can be found on the global classical music e-magazine site Interlude HK.


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