Edward Laut, cellist, has appeared as soloist on radio and television in the United States and abroad. He premiered and recorded on the Liscio label Concerto for Cello and Jazz Band, Sonata for Solo Cello, and Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio, by renowned composer David Baker. He has commissioned and premiered Four Humours, a concerto for cello and choir by Elizabeth Raum. He has recorded for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio and won the plaudits of such composers as Samuel Barber, George Crumb, and Virgil Thompson for his performances of their works.
Laut, a graduate of Indiana University, studied with Janos Starker and has held principal positions in the Manila Symphony, the USAF Band in Washington, D.C., and the Atlantic Symphony in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also served as assistant principal of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and cellist in the Cleveland Orchestra. He taught in the Philippines under the auspices the JDR III Fund Project, at Plattsburg University, Cleveland State University, and Dalhousie University.
In 1977 he joined the faculty of the University of Kansas and retired in 2015 after teaching there for 38 years. While at the University of Kansas he was named Outstanding Educator by the Mortar Board Society. In 2015 he joined the faculty of Baker University.
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