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    Russian cellist Alexey Seleznev has died


    The musician was active in conservatoires and in promoting the careers of talented young cellists 

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    Cellist Lev Evgrafov dies aged 86


    One of the Soviet Union’s most celebrated cellists, he was often accompanied by his mother on piano

  • Thomas Demenga

    ‘I look up to the ceiling and suddenly notice the stucco’


    Cellist Thomas Demenga on the illuminating power of ornamentation in Bach’s Cello Suites

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    Passing the Torch


    Expert encouragement in their early years helped turn the Belcea Quartet into one of today’s most formidable chamber ensembles. Twenty-five years after they started out, they talk to Tom Stewart about passing on their experience to the next generation – as well as continuing to gain knowledge themselves 

  • Classic Cellists at the BBC

    Classic cellists at the BBC


    Julian Lloyd Webber takes a musical journey through the BBC archives from the 1950s to the present to celebrate the world of the cello through some of its greatest interpreters. Includes performances by classic masters such as Paul Tortelier, Jacqueline du Pre and Mstislav Rostropovich as well as those by ...

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    Concert review: Jan Vogler (Cello) WDR Symphony Orchestra/Cristian Măcelaru


     Carlos María Solare travels to Dresden to hear the Kulturpalast concert on 18 May 2019

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    Bruno Philippe: Rachmaninoff, Myaskovsky


    Beauty of sound is paramount in two contemporaneous Russian works

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    Concert review: Kian Soltani (Cello) Aaron Pilsan (Piano)


    Bruce Hodges hears the performance at Weill Recital Hall on 2 May 2019

  • Matthew Barley

    Life Lessons: Matthew Barley


    The British cellist on memory, nationalism and his long journey – via a skiing accident – to technical confidence

  • Johannes Moser

    Cello masterclass from Johannes Moser


    As part of his residency with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, last week Johannes Moser gave three local cellists a masterclass on Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Gulda’s Cello Concerto and Squire’s ‘Tzig-Tzig’.

  • Yo-Yo Ma and Wu Man

    Yo-Yo Ma rehearses for US Premiere with pipa player Wu Man


    In this video, filmed last week, Yo-Yo Ma and pipa player Wu Man rehearse for the US Premiere of Zhao Lin’s ‘A Happy Excursion’, Concerto for Pipa and Cello with the New York Philharmonic.

  • Gautier Capucon

    Sentimental work: Gautier Capuçon on Schumann


    The French cellist finds a whole universe of sound in Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro and the op.73 Fantasiestücke – as well as huge scope for experimentation

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    Mischa Maisky on working with Leonard Bernstein


    The cellist, who celebrated his 70th birthday this year, reminisces about performing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with Leonard Bernstein. Interview by Peter Quantrill

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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason models Paul Smith in virtuoso style


    Sheku Kanneh-Mason demonstrates just how crease-proof A Suit to Travel In really is in this vigorous musical workout.

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    Mexican cellists play Piazzolla


    Cellist and conductor Amit Peled with his Peabody students and selected Mexican cellists perform for Festival de Musica de Camera de San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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    Paul Watkins

    Paul Watkins is a Welsh cellist and conductor. He studied with William Pleeth, Melissa Phelps and Johannes Goritzki and at the age of 20 was appointed Principal Cellist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has performed regularly with all the major British orchestras and world renowned conductors ...

  • Mstislav rostropovich

    Mstislav Rostropovich

    During the post-war period few musical virtuosi attained world fame as rapidly as the Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Born the son of a cellist in the Azerbaijani province of Baku, 1927, Rostropovich started to teach himself by copying his father’s actions at the instrument. At the age ...

  • Truls mork

    Truls Mørk

    The Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk grew up in Bergen in a musical family, his father a cellist and his mother a pianist. At the age of 17 he began studying with Frans Helmerson and would later receive tuition from the Austrian cellist Heinrich Schiff and Natalia Shakhovskaya ...

  • Yo yo ma

    Yo-Yo Ma

    Born in Paris to Chinese parents, Yo-Yo Ma's prodigious talents persuaded his family to move to New York to allow their son to attend the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Leonard Rose. Determined to widen his experiences, however, the cosmopolitan Ma chose to study a liberal ...

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    Julian Lloyd-Webber

    Julian Lloyd-Webber studied at the Royal College of Music in London and in Geneva with Pierre Fournier. He has collaborated with an array of musicians including Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel and Sir Georg Solti, and premiered more than 60 works for cello. His many recordings include the ...