Coleman Itzkoff

Coleman Itzkoff, cello (New York, NY), enjoys a diverse musical life, playing classical, contemporary, and baroque cello interchangeably, in addition to arranging and improvising music. Recent highlights include performances with the Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, chamber performances at La Jolla Summerfest, and Marlboro Music Festival, and Baroque performances with Ruckus at Caramoor and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, as well as the release of the film and soundtrack for the Amazon Original “The Mad Women’s Ball”, for which he was the sole arranger and cellist. Coleman has been featured in several projects as actor, dancer, and musical artist on the stage and on film, and is a long-time collaborator of the director and choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith, having appeared live in her work “Lost Mountain” and in her upcoming film “Broken Theater”. Coleman is a founding member of AMOC, the American Modern Opera Company, who most recently were the music directors for the 2022 Ojai Music Festival. He holds a B.M. from Rice University, a M.M. from USC, and an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2015, 2017-2020)