Ignacy Gaydamovic

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Traditional Cello

HCD Music

DMA, University of Hartford

Graduate Performance Diploma, Longy School of Music

Teaching Artist Certificate, Longy School of Music

Graduate Performance Diploma, Boston Conservatory

MM, Texas Christian University

MA, Chopin Music Academy

Ignacy Gaydamovich is a recipient of top prizes at international competitions and as a soloist performed with the National Radio and TV of Albania, Hartt Symphony, and Manchester (CT) Symphony orchestras. He has released three CDs, and has performed in Austria, China, Japan, Lebanon, Panama, Poland, Russia, as well as in the US. He served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music and has been on the cello faculty at Texas Christian University and Mount Holyoke College. Dr. Gaydamovich has received degrees from F. Chopin Music Academy, Texas Christian University, Boston Conservatory, Longy School of Music, and his doctorate from the University of Hartford. 

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching addresses modern challenges in cello playing, promotes an integrated approach to learning, and supports practice as a result of Informed Intuition through comprehensive cognitive preparation. As a teacher, I prefer to teach principles, rather than to give solutions that work only in a specific context. My goal is to educate students who eventually can think for themselves and become inspiring individuals and teachers. I use innovative methods like the Organized Method of String Playing by Janos Starker with my addendum to it, Beyond the Octave. I teach many ways to understand composers’ intentions as well as how to apply technical competency to best execute these musical ideas. Overall, I create a very passionate environment in my classroom, invigorating and inspiring other students to pursue their life passions, whether it is in performing or something else. I try to pass my love for music to others through teaching and performing.