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George Sopkin

vc, 1914-2008 US
Musician of Classical

George Sopkin (c. 1914 – October 28, 2008) was an American cellist who was a founding member of the Fine Arts Quartet and faculty member at Kneisel Hall School of Chamber Music in Blue Hill, Maine.Sopkin grew up in Chicago and was about twelve years old when he first played the cello. By age eighteen, he was auditioning for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Frederick Stock looked at Sopkin and said, "So we're taking Boy Scouts now?". Stock gave him the job, making him one of the youngest performers with the orchestra. He earned $65 per week for the symphony's 28-week season, plus a seven-week summer session, a respectable income for the Great Depression, especially for a teenager. Sopkin spent eight years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

        
Instruments
  • Violoncello
  • Violin
Genres
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Quintet for Piano and Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Contrabass, D. 667 "The Trout": III. Scherzo. Presto on Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 "The Trout" by Franz Schubert, Fine Arts Quartet, Michael Steinberg, Frank Glazer & Harold Siegel
String Quartet No. 6 - A Whitman Serenade on Samuel Adler: String Quartets by Samuel Adler & Various Artists
String Quartet No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo E Molto Espressivo / II. Allegro Molto Vivace / III. Allegro Moderato / IV. Andante, Ma Non Troppo E Molto Cantabile on Beethoven String Quartet No 14 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Fine Arts Quartet, Leonard Sorkin, Irving Ilmer, Abram Loft & George Sopkin
Piano Quintet in A Major, D.667 "The Trout": IV. Andante. Theme & Variations (From "The Sixth Sense") on Horror Film Classics: Classical Music in Scary Movies by Various Artists
String Quartet No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131: V. Presto / VI. Adagio Quasi Un Poco Andante / VII. Allegro on Beethoven String Quartet No 14 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Fine Arts Quartet, Leonard Sorkin, Irving Ilmer, Abram Loft & George Sopkin
Cello Sonata: I. Allegretto on John Downey & Alan Stout: Cello Sonatas by George Sopkin & Armand Basile
Cello Sonata: II. Adagio, quasi rubato on John Downey & Alan Stout: Cello Sonatas by George Sopkin & Armand Basile
Cello Sonata: III. Andante - Cadenza - Allegro ma non troppo on John Downey & Alan Stout: Cello Sonatas by George Sopkin & Armand Basile
Cello Sonata: I. Moderato on John Downey & Alan Stout: Cello Sonatas by George Sopkin & Armand Basile
Cello Sonata: II. Moderato on John Downey & Alan Stout: Cello Sonatas by George Sopkin & Armand Basile

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Cello SonatasJohn Downey / Alan Stout - George Sopkin, Armand Basile1969Album
The Complete Quartets Of Béla BartókBéla Bartók, The Fine Arts Quartet, Leonard Sorkin, Abram Loft, Irving Ilmer, George Sopkin1958Album
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