Wednesday, October 17, 2012
21 and over
Skilled at several string instruments, Skip vonKuske's primary instrument for nearly thirty years has been the cello. While his intense classical education and experience with numerous symphonies speaks for itself, it's Skip's improvisational skills that set him apart from his classical music counterparts. Since 1997, Skip has recorded with well over fifty artists in the Portland area. His background as a singer/songwriter and sometime guitar player give him an insight into songcraft and studio work that few cellists can match. Currently, Skip juggles the schedules of several groups and performs an average of twenty times a month, in different genres: classical, jazz, flamenco, klezmer, pop, rock, and various forms of folk music.