I give you a little trick because I like you! My second finger is the leader – like Mrs Thatcher, it's an Iron Finger'

French cellist Paul Tortelier gives a masterclass at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester for the BBC in 1987. Performing the concerto is 20-year-old student Clive Greensmith.

Read more about Tortelier in The Strad's February 2015 issue, out now. The article is the first in a new series on Great Cellists.

Watch Tortelier's masterclass on Elgar's Cello Concerto.

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