Captivating his audiences with a “primer of technical feats” (New York Sun), and his warm, lush tone “that might be described as something akin to rich old wood” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Franco-American cellist Yves Dharamraj has earned a worldwide reputation as a dynamic soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching artist. He has performed in many of the major stages of the United States and abroad, including Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center (New York); the Kennedy Center (DC); Orchestra Hall and Ravinia Festival (Chicago); Disney Hall (LA); National Arts Center (Ottawa); Berliner Festspiele; Téatro Nacional (Dominican Republic); Panama Jazz Festival; and the Thailand National Cultural Center (Bangkok). He has won top prizes at the Ima Hogg, Irving M. Klein, Florida Orchestra, Juilliard, and ASTA competitions and has appeared with the orchestras of Houston, Green Bay, Edmonton, Florida, Dominican Republic, and Juilliard. Dharamraj was a pupil of Aldo Parisot at Yale University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History (Medieval Mediterranean Studies), a Master of Music, and an Artist Diploma. He further studied in Joel Krosnick and Darrett Adkins’s studio at the Juilliard School where he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He has also worked with Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory. Dharamraj plays an 1842 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello.