The life and legacy of cellist Boris Pergamenschikow

00 BP playing, colour, (c) Klaus Rudolph

Russian cellist Boris Pergamenschikow enjoyed an influential career both teaching and playing in Europe after leaving the Soviet Union, before his untimely death twenty years ago. Oskar Falta examines his legacy and hears from some of his former students

Very few musicians have successfully managed to combine an international solo career with dedicated teaching. The Russian cellist Boris Pergamenschikow (1948–2004) did just that. The world of music lost him too soon, but his memory lives on through his recorded legacy and the work of his students…

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