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ERU

ERU is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most versatile cellists of her generation. Her blossoming career has been filled with major performances including a recent solo performance with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra premiering the music of legendary composer John Williams, collaboration with major recording artist Adele, and Demi Lovato, for which she received a Grammy Award nomination. ERU is also known as a spokesperson of her generation, recently giving a TEDx talk in London, invited to give a Keynote presentation at  Lawrence University and a lecture at Harvard University. ERU is also a musical director and collaborator for STEAM at Harvard.
 
ERU is a member of the International High IQ Society, and at age 16 was accepted by the Juilliard School in New York City, under the tutelage of the late David Soyer, widely considered to be the foremost master of cello pedagogy and a distinguished pupil of the legendary Pablo Casals. Her long term instructors have also included Andrew Shulman and Yehuda Hanani.
 
ERU has performed with symphonies all over the world including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo, the Hawaii Symphony in Honolulu, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in Shanghai, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and the New York City Ballet among many other venerable institutions. She has also regularly performed as guest soloist at celebrated venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wembley Arena, Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Adrienne Arsht Center and Shanghai Symphony Hall.
 
ERU is actively involved in charitable work such as performing as a featured soloist for the Music for a Sustainable Planet, helping to create awareness of global climate issues presented by the United Nations at Carnegie Hall, and has performed as a guest soloist with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra as a Foreign Friendship Ambassador to premiere Chinese composer Peng-Peng Gong’s historical Rejuvenation Symphony (a one hundred minute Symphony written for ERU).
 
ERU has an ever-growing legion of over 13K faithful followers on Instagram and Facebook.  She performed at the Grand Finals at DOTA 2 in Seattle before a live audience of 50,000 and over 1,000,000 streaming, has made an appearance with Skrillex and Chance the Rapper on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colberand was invited to be a Guest of Honor two years in a row at Anime Expo alongside legendary rock band KISS. She co-hosted a TV Documentary program on Chopin filmed in Warsaw, Poland where she performed a cello Sonata by Chopin in the The Łazienki Palace.  ERU has performed as star cellist at a gala concert with Nathan Pacheco and David Archuleta, and is featured on numerous video game soundtracks, including Sony’s popular franchise, Everquest. ERU is also a member of symphonic rock band Critical Hit which tours the US and Europe.
 
ERU is an honored recipient of a lifetime loan of a world class 1835 Italian cello sponsored by the venerable Violin Assets in Germany.
 
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5 days ago

Eru Matsumoto

Time sure does fly when you’re having fun🥰 #10yearchallenge #challengeaccepted ‼️ still a #cellonerd #lovepeople and a #cakeaddict 💕🍰 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Eru Matsumoto

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ビジネスや技術ニュースの専門ウェブサイト、Business Insiderに「新年の抱負は逆効果。80%の人は最初は熱心でも、2月半ばにはすっかりやる気をなくしてしまう」と掲載されていました。
と言う事で、豊富ではなくて自分のミッション、(存在意義、社会に貢果たすべき役割)を英語で書いてみました。
To inspire people to feel unconditional love and a profound connection to the universe by planting seeds in the imagination.
20世紀を代表するチェリスト、パブロ・カザルスのすべての演奏に燃え立っているヒューマニズムと人間愛の精神。そして人類の平和を強く訴えかけてきた姿に幼いながらに感銘を受けたのをいまでも強く覚えています。チェリストの前に先づ人間であるべき姿を想像し、いつか彼のようにチェロという武器で世界に貢献出来る日を目指して頑張りたいと思います。
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According to Business Insider, 80% of people give up on their New Years resolution by the 2nd week of February! So instead of writing what I wish would happen to feel accountable 😉 I will write out my drive and mission in life:
~~~~To inspire people to feel unconditional love and a profound connection to the universe by planting seeds in the imagination.~~~~
I LOVE my job and it’s exciting and fun to accomplish new challenges but cello has always been just a tool for me.
I couldn’t agree more : “I think of myself as a human being first, a musician second, and a cellist third.” -Pablo Casals
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3 weeks ago

Eru Matsumoto

2018 was 20th year since I started playing the cello (1998). 10 years later, I was accepted to Juilliard (2008).

Looking back on the highlights of (2018) —
Giving Tedx Talk, premiering John Williams’ music soloing with the Tokyo Philharmonic, FOX live guest appearance, Keynote Speech, Grammy nomination, National commercial TV spot lead role appearance during the NFL football etc. and last couple months of the year has especially been very intense but I’m truly excited to announce something in early 2019!

2018年はチェロとの出会いから20年目の年でした。1998年にチェロを初めて10年後にジュリアードに合格。今年も沢山の素晴らしい方々に出会え、強い支援をしていただきました。2018年は、テッドトーク、東京フィルハーモニー交響楽団とのソロ共演、アメリカの四大テレビネットワークの一つFOXニュースの生放送にゲスト出演、世界最高峰のグラミー賞 にノミネートを受け、アメリカのNFLのゴールデンタイムに流れている高級車Genesisのコマーシャルにも出演するなど本当に様々な貴重な経験をさせていただきました。2019年も全力で頑張らせて頂きたいと思います!
今後共よろしくお願いします!!
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