Oliver Aldort named assistant principal cello at Boston Symphony and principal cello at Boston Pops

Posted on: February 28, 2020

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced the promotion of OLIVER ALDORT—a BSO section cellist since 2015—to the position of assistant principal cello. In addition, Aldort will become principal cello of the Boston Pops Orchestra in spring 2020. Raised on Orcas Island, Washington, Aldort began musical studies at age six. He has performed throughout North America as a soloist, appearing with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, Newton Symphony Orchestra, and as a recitalist at the Miami International Piano Festival, Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago, and the Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur in Montreal. His media appearances have included KOMO TV’s Northwest Afternoon, NPR’s From the Top, CBC Radio, and WFMT in Chicago. As a chamber musician, he is a member of the newly formed Steans Piano Trio. He has performed with Curtis on Tour, as well as at the Tanglewood Music Center, Verbier Festival Academy, Steans Music Institute at Ravinia, Halcyon Music Festival, and the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Aldort graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with a bachelor of music in 2015.