• 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’.

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...