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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

AmsterdamSchumann: Cello Concerto

Schumann: Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Concertgebouw Kamerorkest; Nicolas Altstaedt
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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Kansas CityYo-Yo Ma, Pines of Rome and Bernstein

Rogerson, Haydn, Bernstein, Respighi
Kansas City Symphony; Michael Stern; Yo-Yo Ma

LondonIconic classics for piano and strings

Iconic classics for piano and strings
Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert
Eugenia Russell; Klimis Voskidis; Esen Nikolas Gjylaci

LondonPiccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios [3]

Piccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios [3]
Beethoven, Pärt, Mendelssohn
Matthew Jones; Gabriella Swallow; Warren Mailley-Smith

New York CityThe Vietnam War: At Home And Abroad

The Vietnam War: At Home And Abroad
Friction Quartet; Otis Harriel; Kevin Rogers; Taija Warbelow

HamburgBayerisches Staatsorchester

Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Kirill Petrenko; Julia Fischer; Daniel Müller-Schott

GrazSabbat mit Freunden

© Harry Schiffer
Traditional Jewish
Timna Brauer; Jasmin Meiri-Brauer; Unknown; Jannis Raptis
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Sumptuous Barber with Weilerstein and the Cleveland

Alisa Weilerstein © Roger Mastroianni courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
A rousing Dvořák Symphony no. 8 and that composer’s The Water Sprite filled out a highly satisfying performance.
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Quatuor Ébène shines in rarely performed and standard repertoire

Quatuor Ébène © Julien Mignot
Ébène Quartet’s musical ebb and flow brings to mind Proust’s words to Fauré, that he was “intoxicated by his music”.  
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Successful resurrection of Farrenc's Third Symphony by Insula Orchestra

Laurence Equilbey conducts Insula Orchestra © Mark Allan | Barbican
There's a strong chance that the majority of the audience had never seen Louise Farrenc's Third Symphony before; conductor Laurence Equilbey made a strong case for repeat performances.
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Manchester Collective star in 100 Demons

Manchester Collective © Adam Szabo
Stretching minds and musicians in Manchester Collective’s night of strings and electronics.
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An exhilarating concert of Lalo, Elgar and Beethoven

Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Stutzmann continues to impress with her excellent insight and musicianship with a satisfying Lalo overture and a masterful Beethoven Fifth Symphony. Cellist Alban Gerhardt delivers a rewarding Elgar concerto. 
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One thousand and one delights from the LPO

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
The latest concert in the LPO's “Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journeys” series focussed on storytelling of the symphonic kind. 
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