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SUNNAT IBRAHIM 

Sunnat Ibrahim has established himself as an artist of creativity, passion and technical command. He is one of the most prominent cellists to emerge from the Central Asian republics and has studied with many of the top artists of our time. He has performed live and on radio with major soloists, chamber musicians,  orchestras and conductors. He performed with orchestras (“Soloists of Uzbekistan,” Uzbek National Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Shenyang Symphony, Hays Symphony, Des Moines Symphony), chamber musicians (Shmuel Ashkenasi, Borromeo String Quartet); festivals the Orford Music Festival in Montreal, Aspen Music Festival; and with the University of Southern California Symphony under such prominent conductors as Carl St. Clair, Gerald Schwarz and John Nelson.

Born in Tashkent, he began the cello at 7 and studied at the Glière State Music School and the Uzbek State Conservatory Ibragimov earned a Bachelor of Music from Park University’s International Center for music, where he studied with Martin Storey and Daniel Veis, and he continued, also on full scholarship, at the University of Southern California with Andrew Shulman and Ben Hong.  Ibrahim is a professor of cello at Pittsburg State University in Kansas.