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Instrument - Cello

Alisa Weilerstein © Harald Hoffmann
Alisa Weilerstein
© Harald Hoffmann
The George Enescu Festival Competition
Entry deadline:
18 April 2018
Finals: 11 - 23 Sep 2018
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
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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BirminghamGuy Johnston & Sam Haywood

Beethoven, Schubert, MacMillan, Grieg
Guy Johnston; Sam Haywood

AalborgDebussy | Bruch | Bernstein

Debussy, Bruch, Bernstein
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra; François Leleux; Maximilian Hornung

BrugesRotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Schumann, Schubert
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Lahav Shani; Alisa Weilerstein

SingaporeSSO Subscription: Dvořák: Cello Concerto

Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Pavel Baleff; Pei-Sian Ng

RotterdamSchubert’s Great C major Symphony

Schumann, Schubert
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Lahav Shani; Alisa Weilerstein

BarcelonaLa Pastoral de Beethoven y el violonchelo de Truls Mørk

© Johs Boe
Garreta, Prokofiev, Beethoven
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Salvador Mas; Truls Mørk
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Orchestral sorcery from François-Xavier Roth and the LSO

François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski
Roth's exploration of the roots of musical modernism takes the LSO from Debussy to Strauss via Dvořák's Cello Concerto.
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Chameleon colours from Batiashvili, Capuçon and Thibaudet

Gautier Capuçon © Catherine Pluchart
Ravel, Mendelssohn and youthful Shostakovich form a varied programme for this starry trio. 
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C’est magnifique: Ravel in the hands of Andrew Manze

Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
In the week of remembrance, Sheku Kanneh-Mason played Elgar’s Cello Concerto with a level of British reverence, while Andrew Manze concluded with some exquisite Ravel. 
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Beguiling Tchaikovsky from Gerhardt and Mäkelä in Antwerp

Klaus Mäkelä © Heikki Tuuli
The Rococo Variations show Pyotr Ilyich at his most beguiling and Gerhardt’s cello made the Andante sostenuto variation sing from every bar.
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Kochanovsky delivers a powerful Shostakovich 7 in Dublin

Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve
Kochanovsky andthe NSO gave a masterful rendition of Shostakovich's Symphony no. 7 while cellist Harwood delighted in Kabalevsky's Cello concerto no. 1 
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Hallé and Sir Mark Elder bring to life Don Quixote and Elgar 2

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder bring details and affection to Strauss' Don Quixote and Elgar's second symphony.
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