Aldo Parisot

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Aldo Parisot
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Aldo Parisot, New Haven, May 2005
Background information
Birth nameAldo Simoes Parisot
Born(1918-09-30)September 30, 1918
Natal, Brazil
DiedDecember 29, 2018(2018-12-29) (aged 100)
Guilford, Connecticut
GenresClassical
Occupation(s)Cellist, Cello teacher
InstrumentsCello
Years activefl. ca. 1946–2018
LabelsAlbany Records, Naxos Records, Delos International
Associated actsYale Cellos

Aldo Simoes Parisot (September 30, 1918 – December 29, 2018) was a Brazilian-born American cellist and cello teacher. He was first a member of the Juilliard School faculty. He was a music professor at the Yale School of Music for sixty years (1958 to July 2018), retiring at age 99.[1] He was born in Natal, Brazil.

Personal life[change | change source]

Parisot was married twice. His first marriage, to the former Ellen Lewis, produced three sons, one of whom is film director Aldo L. "Dean" Parisot. His second marriage, to the pianist Elizabeth Sawyer Parisot, lasted 52 years, until his death.[2] Parisot died at his home in Guilford, Connecticut, on December 29, 2018, aged 100.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Julia Carabastos (July 28, 2018). "YSM's longest-serving professor retires at age 99". Yale News. Archived from the original on September 25, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. Anthony Tommasini (January 1, 2019). "Aldo Parisot, Eminent Cello Teacher and Yale Fixture, Dies at 100". The New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  3. "Beloved, longtime faculty cellist Aldo Parisot dies at 100". Yale School of Music. December 29, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.

Further Reading[change | change source]

  • Aldo Parisot, The Cellist: The Importance of the Circle, Susan Hawkshaw, Pendragon Press, Hillsdale, New York (2018), ISBN 978-1-57647-309-2