Cellist Barbara Bogatin has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1994. She has appeared on numerous SFS video productions, including the Sound Box and Chamber Music Series and Currents Episodes on Hip Hop and Indian music.  Prior to this she was principal cellist and soloist with the New Jersey and Milwaukee Symphonies and played frequently with the New York Philharmonic, New York Chamber Soloists, Chamber Music Northwest, The Amati Trio, and Aston Magna Music Festival. She has given numerous talks about music practice and meditation, including a TEDX talk titled “The Art of Failure.”  In collaboration with her husband, neuroscientist Clifford Saron, she has presented workshops at Esalen, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Stanford Symposium on Music and the Brain, Telluride Compassion Festival, the First African Conference on Mindfulness in South Africa, Cortona Symposium in Italy, Conservatory of Music in Mallorca, and Nirakara Institute in Madrid.  She received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School in New York.

Promotions: San Francisco Symphony Musician’s Profile, Music and Meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q7ytYZ-Ke8 

San Francisco Symphony Currents:From Scratch Hip Hop Collaboration: https://www.sfsymphony.org/CURRENTS/FromScratch SF Symphony Sound Box performance in “Entr’acte” by Caroline Shaw: https://www.sfsymphonyplus.org/packages/soundbox-1/videos/nostalgia-esa-pekka-salonen

This profile was last updated on February 26, 2021

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