Mark Kosower began to play the cello at the age of one-and-a-half and later studied with Janos Starker and Joel Krosnick. As a soloist he has appeared with the Orchestre de Paris, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Bamberg Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, and the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra as well as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minnesota, and Seattle among many others. He has collaborated as soloist with preeminent conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach, and Franz Welser-Möst. Mark Kosower has appeared in recital at the de Doelen in Rotterdam, on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. An Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, he has been Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra and a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2010 and was formerly solo cellist of the Bamberg Symphony.