02/08/17 - Rave Review in CVNC Online Arts Journal

A lovely review of my recital in Southern Pines, NC.

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03/24/16 - Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach

After playing a recital in Palm Beach I received this lovely review! Vicki Kellogg surprised me with a gorgeous birthday cake before the concert. Yum!

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12/05/15 - Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

I was notified a couple weeks ago that I will be attending the Festival as a fellow! There will be solo recitals, chamber recitals, LA Phil concerts featuring awesome cellists, masterclasses, and workshops. It's going to be a cello overload!!

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11/18/15 - Washington Post Review

Ran Dank's musicality is transcendant.

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10/30/15 - Kennedy Center Tumblr

Thank you, Mr. Kalichstein, for writing such a lovely piece about us!

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07/09/15 - Boston Music Intelligencer

They loved Peter John's The Zodiac!

There are plenty of charming sound effects (strummed chords, double-stopped slides, etc.) that punctuate a line that comes across like recitative, or perhaps arioso. On this occasion, Parnas dropped her reserve, and played with romance and passion. The second movement (the three were performed attacca), “Aquarius,” is like a sarabande with a low extension, then back to the spaciness of Virgo. This too was beautifully rendered, evoking the undulating sheets of the northern lights (maybe it was supposed to invoke water, but with the real thing visible out the Shalin Liu window, we preferred to gaze upward). The finale pro tempore, “Taurus,” was definitely the bull in the china shop, a toccata that reminded us of the finale of Barber’s violin concerto, with Parnas’s ferocity appropriate to the occasion. A feature of this movement was that it required in-flight scordatura, so that Parnas could conveniently execute the final B-flat minor chord, a fine touch of showmanship for both the composer and performer.

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07/03/15 - Khachaturian Concerto Review

Like I said, there's nothing like playing with your best friends. At least, that's how I felt after a mind-blowing weekend with the Brevard Music Center orchestra (they were amazing and took me bowling). I can't say enough good things about Keith Lockhart - awesome person, awesome conductor. Huge thanks to him and the orchestra.

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06/16/15 - Are you ready for Khachaturian?

Khachaturian Concerto is phenomenal. It's a blast to work on and I can't wait to play it with orchestra for the first time!

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06/08/15 - Sitka Summer Music Festival

Look! Pictures!

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05/28/15 - Alaska Dispatch News

Madalyn Parnas and I are SO excited to go to the Sitka Summer Music Festival this year! We'll also be playing in Anchorage with Zuill Bailey.

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04/19/15 - Amadeus Chamber Orchestra

There's nothing like playing with your best friends in your home town! Louis Lohraseb is an amazing young conductor and also my childhood friend.

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04/08/15 - Kennedy Center Debut Recital Review

Even in the realm of performing arts, if you do something long enough, a feeling of routine and “another day at the office” can creep in. I have covered scores of debuts by young artists over the years, and everyone with the talent and wherewithal to be presented in one of the city’s top concert halls is extraordinary and commendable. But even in that extremely rarefied stratum, a certain sameness eventually takes hold. Debuts that jolt me out of complacency happen less than once a year, but cellist Cicely Parnas gave one Monday at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, presented by the Young Concert Artists.

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03/30/15 - CTPost Article

Don't you love it when you have an interview with someone really easy to talk to? I had a fun chat with Phyllis Boros.

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01/16/15 - Radio Interview with conductor Lorenzo Muti

In preparation for our performance with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Maestro Muti and I talked to Frank Stasio at WUNC.

Hear the interview here.