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Bernt Bohmann

Cello

Born in Falun, Sweden. Started playing the cello at the age of 12. Studied under Professor Gustaf Gröndahl at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, graduating with the highest award, the Distinguished Service Medal, and became the principal cellist at the State Opera in Gothenburg, Sweden (known as Gothenburg in Swedish). Studied under Professor Paul Tortelier in the master class at Folkwang University of the Arts as a student sent abroad and a scholarship student in West Germany. Finally, studied under Professor Art Noras in the master class at the Sibelius Academy as a scholarship student of the Finnish government, graduating at the top of his class in 1979. He served as principal cellist of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra for 31 years from 1980 until March 2011, after which he became a part-time lecturer at Tamagawa University College of Art, where he taught the next generation of cellists. He retired in March 2016, and currently performs as a soloist and guest principal cellist with various orchestras, while also participating in missionary work, including chapel concerts.

Bernt Bohmann
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