Asaf Kolerstein

A familiar and beloved figure in the Mexican classical music scene, Asaf Kolerstein consistently performs in the most prominent music festivals, on the most important national stages, and with the most distinguished musicians in Mexico today.

His musical career is both illustrious and varied: classical and romantic repertoire with outstanding string players and pianists, baroque music with the eminent flautist Horacio Franco, and frequent forays into the popular arena, including a concert with the band “Deep Purple” in the national auditorium in Mexico City.  Mr. Kolerstein is regularly featured in Mexico’s most prestigious music festivals:  The Cervantino Festival, The Morelia Music Festival, The San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival, and Camerissima (in Mexico City).  Much in demand as soloist, Mr. Kolerstein works with prominent conductors in front of the most celebrated Mexican Orchestras.

Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, educated in the United States, and a Mexican citizen, Asaf Kolerstein has a BA in Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley.  He is currently principal cellist of the State Orchestra of Mexico.

"...a sound of uncommon beauty and clarity." -FERNANDO DIEZ DE URDANIVIA, El Universal

"What a way of revitalizing the baroque, moving away from the common sonorous mish-mash and instead undressing it with tensions and resolutions in a spiritual, dramatic, impeccably clean reading." -LUIS GABINO ALZATI, La Jornada Michoacana