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Coleman Itzkoff

Coleman Itzkoff is a cellist and performer currently based in New York City. Hailed by Alex Ross in the New Yorker for his “flawless technique and keen musicality,” Coleman enjoys a diverse musical life, playing classical, contemporary, and baroque cello interchangeably, in addition to arranging and improvising music. Recent highlights include performances with the Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, chamber performances at La Jolla Summerfest, Yellowbarn, and Marlboro Music Festival, and Baroque performances with Ruckus at Caramoor and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, as well as the release of the film and soundtrack for the Amazon Original ‘The Mad Women’s Ball’, for which he was the sole arranger and cellist.  


A true interdisciplinary artist of the 21st century, Coleman has been featured in several projects as not only a musical artist, but as an actor and dancer as well, appearing on both the stage and on film. He is a long time collaborator of the director and choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith, having appeared live in her work ‘Lost Mountain’ and in her upcoming film ‘Broken Theater', and is a founding member of AMOC, the American Modern Opera Company, which among its many achievements is serving collectively as guest music directors of the upcoming 2022 Ojai Music Festival. Coleman holds a Bachelors in Music from Rice University, a Masters in Music from USC, and an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School. For more information, please visit

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