Eastman School of Music
Boubacar Diallo is an African- American cellist based in New York City. Being a native to the city, Boubacar has been privileged to study at some of the city’s finest institutions, including Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center and Mannes Pre-College. He also was a member of Face The Music, an organization dedicated to the study and performance of contemporary music, and the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Program. Boubacar was a winner at the Special Music School High Schools’ 2nd annual Concerto Competition with the first movement of the Lalo cello concerto in D minor, and performed the final movement of the Brahms B major trio for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln center’s High School Competition winners’ concert at Alice Tully Hall. He has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, The National Opera Center, and the UN climate summit in Paris, France. Some of his primary teachers have been Annie Barley Givler, Micheal Finckel, Alex Croxton, Tomoko Fujita and Fred Sherry. Boubacar currently attends the Eastman School of Music, where he studies with Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliot. He is the recipient of the Eastman Artist Scholarship, and serves as a Resident Advisor for the on- campus student community. Additionally, he is a fellow at the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY. He is currently attending the prestigious Heifetz International Music Institute in Staunton, Virginia (Summer 2019). Boubacar plays on a fine contemporary cello by David Caron, graciously on loan to him from the Virtu Foundation.