Arnie Tanimoto

Viola da gamba, cello

Gold medalist of the 7th International Bach-Abel Competition in Fall 2018, Arnie Tanimoto is equally at home on the viola da gamba and baroque cello. He was the first-ever viola da gamba major at The Juilliard School, where he soloed on both instruments. Described by The New York Times as a “fine instrumental soloist,” he performs in venues across the United States, Europe, and Japan. The recipient of a 2017 Frank Huntington Beebe Fund Fellowship, he has also performed and recorded with Barthold Kuijken, the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble, and the Smithsonian Consort of Viols. As a teacher, he serves on the faculty of the Mountainside Baroque Summer Academy as well as maintaining a private studio. Outside the realm of historical performance, Mr. Tanimoto has collaborated with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder to Joyce DiDonato, with whom he recorded an NPR Music Field Recording.

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New York Council on the Arts

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