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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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BergenElgar, Cello Concerto with Orchestra

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

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
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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LondonMemorial

Pook: Memorial
Yaron Lifschitz; Chris Drummond; Michael Hankin; Renate Henschke; Helen Morse

MálagaOrquesta Filarmónica de Málaga

Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga
Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev
Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga; Manuel Hernández Silva; Fedor Amosov

VeniceFrank Zappa - The Yellow Shark

Zappa: The Yellow Shark
Marco Venturi; Tonino Battista; David Moss; Manuel Zurria; Fabio Bagnoli; Paolo Ravaglia

StockholmShostakovich according to Mäkelä

Bach, Rautavaara, Shostakovich
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä; Truls Mørk

MadridSinfónico 3: Histeria colectiva

Sinfónico 3: Histeria colectiva
Río-Pareja, Shostakovich, Stravinsky
Orquesta Nacional de España; David Afkham; Alisa Weilerstein

VarazdinKrešimir Has & Krešimir Lazar

Lazar Kresimir; Krešimir Has
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Transformers: big works in disguise from the ACO

Timo-Veikko Valve © Jack Saltmiras
Pared-down forces of the ACO performed pared down masterpieces, in a brilliantly conceived programme which included works by Wagner, Strauss and Mozart.
*****
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Rafael Payare opens his final Ulster Orchestra season

Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Husband and wife join together with the Ulster Orchestra in Ulster Hall, at the beginning of a year-long féile pairing the music of two twentieth-century giants of symphonic repertoire. 
***11
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Ax/Kavakos/Ma: An all-star afternoon of Brahms

Leonidas Kavakos, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma © Mark Allan | Barbican
All three of these musicians are virtuosic soloists in their own right, but here they became far more than the sum of their parts – graceful, poised, and sensitive.
*****
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Elegy, energy and epic dimensions: Dvořák and Brahms in Lucerne

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Manuel Ajans | Lucerne Festival
The Lucerne Festival audience recently celebrated a superb solo performance by cellist Kian Soltani, the 2018 winner of the annual Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, who played with the Vienna Philharmonic.
*****
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Gallic fare from the Berlin Phil Soloists

The Berlin Philharmonic Soloists © Mark Pullinger
Along with Debussy and Ravel, this lunchtime programme also celebrated Lili Boulanger and young Slovenian composer Nina Šenk.
****1
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Baltic Sea Festival celebrates a cherished conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra © Arne Hyckenberg
Esa-Pekka Salonen brings the Baltic Sea Festival to an end in an eclectic, risk-taking programme of music by Biber, Beethoven and himself.
*****
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