Claudio Jaffé, cello
Claudio Jaffé is the cellist for the Delray String Quartet and principal cellist of the Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Symphony. He made his orchestral debut at the age of 11, performing a concerto written specifically for him. Trained as a solo cellist, Jaffé received four degrees from Yale University including the Doctor of Musical Arts. He is a prizewinner in numerous national and international competitions, and has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world, from NYC to Brazil to Tokyo.
As an educator, Jaffé served as Dean of the Lynn University Conservatory of Music and created their Preparatory Division, began the Strings Program at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, and has been Resident Conductor of the Florida Youth Orchestra for over 18 years. Jaffé performs regularly at the Sunflower and Buzzards Bay Music Festivals and is currently teaching at Palm Beach Atlantic University.