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Michael Unterman


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Danielle Cho

Michael Unterman enjoys an active performing career on both modern and baroque cellos, primarily as a core member of the self-directed string chamber orchestra A Far Cry, and as principal cellist of Boston Baroque, earning Grammy nominations with both groups in 2019. This season he’ll also perform with Lorelei Ensemble, The Thirteen, Ruckus, Bach Akademie Charlotte, at the Washington National Cathedral, as acting principal cellist with the Portland Baroque Orchestra and with Ensemble Caprice, and at the Staunton Music Festival in Virginia.



At home in a variety of musical roles, Michael has received critical praise for his “soulful and sultry solos,” and “nuanced, sensitive, and wholly gorgeous collaboration” (Classical Scene), and “heroic continuo” (Parterre Box). He has also been singled out for his concert curation with programs praised as “just the kind of imaginative artistic agenda that more groups should be prodded to try” (The Boston Globe) and “the way good programming should proceed” (Arts Fuse). He currently serves as the artistic director of Five Boroughs Music Festival, a chamber music series that presents concerts in venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

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