Cello Faculty

Ben Hong
Lecturer - Cello Performance
Sarah Koo Freeman
Visiting Professor - Cello Performance
In Memoriam Antonio Lysy

Antonio Lysy, an artist of international stature and dedicated pedagogue, taught cello for twenty years at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He retired in December, 2023. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, he passed away in February, 2024. We all remember and miss our great teacher, mentor, colleague and friend, Antonio Lysy.

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"He Danced the Music He Was Playing:" In Memoriam Antonio Lysy
Virtuoso cellist taught for twenty years at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music On Sunday, February 4, the UCLA community learned of the sudden and unexpected loss of Antonio Lysy (1963-2024). Known the world over for his virtuosic performances and astounding creativity, Lysy was a beloved colleague and teacher, mentor and friend. Lysy’s sudden
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Bach in the Serra
By Fia Darroch, guest contributor On the evening of September 23, 2022, visitors to UCLA’s Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden will experience an unusual shift in atmosphere. Internationally renowned cellist Antonio Lysy will perform J.S. Bach’s six suites for solo cello inside a monolithic steel artwork sculpture by Richard Serra, the T.E.U.C.L.A. (Torqued Ellipse).  

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