Cellist Aldo Parisot, “a beloved Yale School of Music faculty member and highly esteemed teacher and performer, passed away on Saturday. He was 100,” writes Allison Park in Sunday’s (12/30) Yale Daily News. “His passing comes just six months after the announcement of his retirement from the School of Music…. A Brazilian-born cellist, Parisot began his music career at age 7 and made his professional debut at age 12. Soon after, Parisot joined the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and served as principal cellist. While studying at the Yale School of Music, Parisot received critical acclaim for his United States debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood … Before joining the School of Music’s faculty in 1958, Parisot held faculty positions at The Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory, Mannes College of Music and the New England Conservatory.” His former students include Carter Brey, principal cello of the New York Philharmonic; Owen Young, a cellist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Ralph Kirshbaum, professor of cello at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music; and Brinton Smith, principal cellist of the Houston Symphony, who said, “ ‘Nearly every professional U.S. cellist studied with Aldo or with a student of Aldo’s at some point in their career.’ ”

Posted January 2, 2019