David Finckel & Wu Han Renew at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 06:00 PM

It's becoming clearer what David Finckel, the outgoing cellist of the Emerson Quartet, has planned for his post-quartet career.

On Monday, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center announced that Finckel and his wife, the pianist Wu Han, are renewing their contract as co-artistic directors of the Society through 2019. The couple have jointly held the post since 2004 and last renewed their contract in 2010.

Also on Monday, the Society said that Suzanne Davidson will be stepping into the role of executive director, replacing Norma Hurlburt, who is leaving after 13 years to start an arts consulting business. Davidson, who has a law degree from NYU, is an associate dean and a vice president for development and alumni relations at New York Law School. She previously worked in the arts as a president of the School of American Ballet from 2000-2004 and as a producing director of Second Stage Theater in the early 1990s.

In an appearance in The Greene Space last week, Finckel declined to elaborate much on his post-Emerson plans, though he indicated that he would like to explore more of the solo cello literature. The multitasking cellist joined the Emerson Quartet in 1979 and gave his last concert with the ensemble on Saturday in Washington DC.

WQXR is a broadcast partner of the Chamber Music Society.

Updated 5/14 at 5 pm


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