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Instrument - Cello

Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann
Alisa Weilerstein
© Harald Hoffmann
CELLO COMPETITIONS
The George Enescu Festival Competition
Entry deadline:
18 April 2018
Finals: 11 - 23 Sep 2018
Bucharest
Categories:
Piano, cello, violin
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BergenHaydn: Concert for Cello and Orchestra No 1 C major

Haydn: Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major, Hob VIIb:1
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Truls Mørk

BergenElgar, Cello Concerto with Orchestra

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Leonard Elschenbroich
CELLIST INTERVIEWS
Jingzhuo Zhang

China: Q & A with cellist Jingzhuo Zhang

We interview Jingzhuo Zhang, a young cellist now studying at RAM but who grew up in China.
© Andreas Etter

Interview with Eva Böcker, cellist at the Ensemble Modern

We continue our interviews series with Eva Böcker, cellist at the Ensemble Modern.
Gao Xuewen in 1978 at Shanghai Conservatory © Gao Xuewen

Playing cello through the Cultural Revolution

I entered the Shanghai Conservatoire after the Cultural Revolution, towards 1978. When I arrived in Belgium, I was 23 years old and I didn't speak a word of French.
Mstislav Rostropovich in 1959 © Mikhail Ozerskiy

A human voice: the Cello Unwrapped

The warmth and human-like quality to the cello’s timbre features strongly as King’s Place turns the spotlight on this most soulful of instruments.
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VerbierKavakos-Poppen-Capuçon Trio

Kavakos-Poppen-Capuçon Trio
Ravel, Kodály, Beethoven
Leonidas Kavakos; Diemut Poppen; Gautier Capuçon

SalzburgChamber Concert Faust · Goltz · BezuidenhoutOuverture spirituelle · Passion & Chamber Concerts

Bach, Biber
Isabelle Faust; Kristin von der Goltz; Kristian Bezuidenhout

KuhmoMusical Offering

Bach: The Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer), BWV1079
Dalia Stasevska; Niamh McKenna; Elina Vähälä; Hugo Ticciati; Gareth Lubbe

VerbierDohnányi & Saint-Saëns

Dohnányi & Saint-Saëns
Dohnányi, Saint-Saëns
Ben Goldscheider; Kristóf Baráti; Alexandra Conunova; Diemut Poppen; Andrei Ioniţă

DubrovnikSchumann Quartet

Haydn, Takemitsu, Schubert
Schumann Quartet; Erik Schumann; Ken Schumann; Liisa Randalu

SeattleBrahms, Elgar, & Franck

© Tom Marks Photography
Brahms, Elgar, Franck
Ron Thomas; Jeewon Park; James Ehnes; Amy Schwartz Moretti
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Prom 3: An inflated Prom to celebrate BBC Young Musicians

Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
With a smaller programme and a humbler premise, the stars of the show – those young, immensely talented performers – could have shone even brighter
***11
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Ibragimova thrills in splendid Bantry closer

Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Those concertgoers who tore themselves away from the beach could watch the glorious sunlight fade to dusk through the Bantry House Library's huge windows.
*****
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A fascinating offering of chamber music at Bantry House in Cork

Quatuor Danel © Ant Clausen
An energetic Kodály and a convincing Bacewicz String Quartet no. 4 made for a satisfying first half, while the Quatuor Danel delivered a wonderful rendition of Beethoven’s Op.59 no. 1. 
***11
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Shostakovich, Brahms and Simon Holt in Birmingham

Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann | Decca
Alisa Weilerstein delivered an amazingly raw performance of Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto, whereas Ilan Volkov and the CBSO’s renditions of Simon Holt and Brahms (reimagined by Schoenberg) proved alienating and overblown.
***11
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Up close and personal at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna

Die Musik by Gustav Klimt © Wikicommons
A gorgeous programme of Wagner, Strauss and Schoenberg and fragments in sextet arrangements
****1
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Life and death in Istanbul: Maisky family trio

Sasha, Mischa and Lily Maisky © Ali Guler
Youthful Mahler, earth-shattering Shostatovich and life-affirming Schumann, played by The Maisky Trio and Maxim Rysanov at the Istanbul Music Festival.
****1
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