At the Fuse Arts Center
115 MLK Jr. Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30303 C4 Space:
Alaskan-born, Montréal-based cellist Jari Juhani Piper is as comfortable performing in the concert hall as well as bars, cafes, or just the metro. Faithful to his classical training, his eclectic musical taste has brought him a wide variety of genres and styles, and so as a result the bulk of his programmes consist of 20th and 21st century music. A firm believer in the importance of new music, Jari has premiered numerous compositions from young artists, and strives to make modern music more universally accessible to the public through performance.
Jari has performed across Alaska, Greece, Canada, and the contiguous United States. He made his solo debut in 2011, performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra. He is a founding member of Pizzicelli, an all-cello ensemble dedicated to arranging and performing music from outside the classical world. His current professional associations include the ME|2 String Orchestra in Vermont, the McGill Symphony, and as a gigging cellist in Alaska. He gives regular recitals in Montréal, where he is pursuing a Master's in Performance with Yegor Dyachkov. He has broadened his education through a number of master classes with noted touring professionals such as Colin Carr, Hans Jensen, Matt Haimovitz, and David Harrington. He currently holds a Bachelors in Music Performance from the University of Manitoba.