Harrell, Lynn (Morris )
- Richard Bernas
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(b New York, Jan 30, 1944). American cellist, son of Mack Harrell. He studied with Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School and with Orlando Cole at the Curtis Institute, making his début with the New York PO at Carnegie Hall in 1961. He then attended masterclasses given by Piatigorsky and Casals. At the age of 18 he became a member of the Cleveland Orchestra, and from 1964 to 1971 was principal cellist there, the youngest player and the only member of the orchestra to perform as a soloist under Szell in New York. He then toured extensively in North America and taught at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory until 1976, when he joined the faculty of the Juilliard School. He made his New York recital début in 1971, and his European début in 1974. Thereafter he appeared as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, as a recitalist, and as a chamber music player. He was co-winner of the first Avery Fisher Prize in ...