Steven Isserlis

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    'If career becomes more important than the music, your soul becomes empty,' says cellist Steven Isserlis

    2016-09-01T00:00:00Z

    It's great to have a successful career, but if the career becomes more important than the music, your soul becomes empty' 'I don't have any regular students, but I do feel a duty to teach as I had so many wonderful teachers in my life' ...

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    Cellist Steven Isserlis on using vibrato to improve phrasing

    2015-03-19T00:00:00Z

    Make sure the vibrato helps the phrasing – at the moment you are going against the music' Steven Isserlis gives a cello masterclass on Schumann's Fantasiestücke op.73, recorded at the International Musicians' Seminar, Prussia Cove. The student is Ani Kalayjian. The full 73-minute video is ...

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    Steven Isserlis

    Steven Isserlis was born into a musical family in London, 1958. From 1976 to 1978 Isserlis studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Richard Kapuscinski and has cited Daniil Shafran, who he first met when interviewing the Russian cellist for The Strad in 1987, as ...