Arnie Tanimoto


New York, NY
Viola da gamba, Baroque cello
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Gold medalist of the 7th International Bach-Abel Competition, Arnie Tanimoto is equally at home on the viola da gamba and baroque cello. He was the first-ever viola da gamba major at The Juilliard School, where he soloed on both instruments. Described by The New York Times as a “fine instrumental soloist” Arnie performs in venues across the United States, Europe, and Japan. The recipient of a 2017 Frank Huntington Beebe Fund Fellowship he has also performed and recorded with Barthold Kuijken, the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble, and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. As a teacher, he serves on faculty at the Mountainside Baroque Summer Academy as well as maintaining a private studio. He holds degrees and certificates from Oberlin Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Traditional Repertoire

Tobias Hume: Selections from The First Part of Ayres and Poeticall Musicke
Marin Marais: Selections from PIeces de Viole books I-V
Antoine Forqueray: Suite in D minor from PIeces de Viole
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata for Viola da gamba and continuo in D major
J.S. Bach: 3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord
C.F. Abel: Selections from pieces for solo gamba


Performed groupmuses (4)

Evening at the Concert Spirituel: French Baroque music for Violin, Viola da Gamba & Harpsichord

  • Friday, January 17, 2020, at 7:30 PM
  • Washington Heights

This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Angelic Music for Real People

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Brooklyn Heights

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Violas da Gamba? Viola da Gambas? Viola da Gamba Duo!

  • Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Brooklyn Heights

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

The French Connection -- Couperin and Friends

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Brooklyn Heights NY

This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago