Raffi Boden @raffi_boden

Cello

New York, NY
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Raffi Boden @raffi_boden

Cello

About

Raffi Boden has forged his own expansive style on the cello, combining his fluency on the instrument with a reverence for folk traditions and a flair for experimentation and improvisation. Since graduating from the Juilliard School, Raffi has cultivated a multi-dimensional career as a NY-based freelance musician, performing in ensembles from experimental chamber trios to raucous klezmer big bands and in venues ranging from intimate neighborhood haunts to Carnegie Hall. He's active in the klezmer scene in NY, where he plays with the acclaimed band Mamaliga – their debut album of original klezmer music was hailed as "virtuosic and vibrant." He's also part of chamber jazz group Arco Belo, with whom he's toured internationally and performed at the Kennedy Center; of Ensemble Phoenicia, a group dedicated to middle eastern contemporary classical music; and Levyosn, a yiddish song quartet. Raffi holds a Master’s from the Juilliard School and a B.M./B.A. from Oberlin College & Conservatory.

Music

Contemporary classical, chamber music, klezmer, balkan, improvisation and more

Videos

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Upcoming groupmuses

Programs

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Past groupmuses (4)

  • Memories of War: Shostakovich and Weinberg Quintets

    Friday, May 6, 2022 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: West Village
    • Composers: Shostakovich, Weinberg
    • Instruments: Piano Quintet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 2 years ago

  • The Moving Orchestra on Grand St

    Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: SoHo
    • Composers: Improvisations by all the performers
    • Instruments: Cross-disciplinary Ensemble
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • The Fabulous Five Return!

    Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: West Village, New York
    • Composers: Weinberg
    • Instruments: Piano quintet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Autumn Quintet

    Friday, Sep 27, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: West Village, New York
    • Composers: Fauré, Debussy
    • Instruments: Piano Quintet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago