Aldo Parisot, renowned cellist and revered professor of the Yale University for sixty years, passed away on Dec 29. He gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 1955 with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Walter Hendl for the world premiere of Villa-Lobos' Cello Concerto No. 2. He was the founder of the Yale Cellos, an ensemble well known for its recordings as well as its concerts in the U.S. and abroad. Many of his former students—Carter Brey, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Jian Wang, amongst others—are highly successful in their careers.