Toronto Cello School
Toronto Cello School - Oleg Volkov Toronto Cello School was founded by well-known Russian cellist Oleg Volkov to provide the highest standards of string instruments playing for students of all ages.

In Toronto Cello School you can learn to play cello at the highest level. We also teach violin and viola; give piano lessons for beginners and music theory lessons and provide our students with excellent performance opportunities.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Famous Cellists: Ofra Harnoy

Ofra Harnoy has established herself as one of the greatest cellists on today's concert stage. She is one of Canada's most celebrated personalities and was recently appointed to the Order of Canada by Canada 's Governor-General. By joining the international artists' roster of RCA Victor Red Seal in 1987, Ms. Harnoy became the first Canadian since Glenn Gould to gain an exclusive worldwide contract with a major record label.

Ofra Harnoy was born in Israel and immigrated to Canada at age 6. She studied with William Pleeth in London, Vladimir Orloff in Toronto, and participated in masterclasses with Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Fournier and Jacqueline du Pre.

Ms. Harnoy has won numerous music competitions and in 1982 was the youngest first prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Award which led to her Carnegie Hall debut.


"Born to the instrument...the music seemed to sing within her as it was played. This is a rare gift indeed." The New York Times (USA)

" of the cello 'Greats'. A major new presence among the limited range of outstanding solo cellists." Gramophone (England)

"A sensational cellist...silken tone, lyrical phrasing...displayed breathtaking command of the cello and all its possibilities." Los Angeles Herald Examiner (USA)