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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AmsterdamElgar: Cello Concerto

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
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

China: Q & A with cellist Jingzhuo Zhang

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

Interview with Eva Böcker, cellist at the Ensemble Modern

We continue our interviews series with Eva Böcker, cellist at the Ensemble Modern.

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.

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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LondonGewandhausorchester Leipzig: Beethoven & Bruckner

Beethoven, Bruckner
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Herbert Blomstedt; Leonidas Kavakos; Gautier Capuçon; Kirill Gerstein


Janáček, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Tomáš Netopil; Truls Mørk

MadridCiclo Sinfónico: Poderosa Karina

Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov
Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España; Karina Canellakis; Edgar Moreau; Olga Pudova; Alexey Dolgov; Alexander Vinogradov

LondonHarriet Mackenzie & Morgan Szymanski

Vivaldi, Ponce, Barrios Mangoré, de Falla, Paganini, Bach, Sarasate, Piazzolla
Harriet Mackenzie; Morgan Szymanski; Ashok Klouda

New York CityEnsemble Connect

Bernstein, Mazzoli, Copland, Reich
Ensemble Connect; Rosie Gallagher; Yoonah Kim; Brandon Ilaw

La Chaux-de-FondsMigros-Kulturprozent-Classics

Janáček, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Tomáš Netopil; Truls Mørk
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Shedding light on inventiveness

The Takács Quartet proved once more that among the long-established American quartets they are, arguably, the most reliable.
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An evening of Mendelssohn and Schumann with the Seattle Symphony and Gidon Kremer

Music by Mendelssohn framed Schumann’s misunderstood Violin Concerto in this sensitive concert led by Ludovic Morlot and featuring guest violinist Gidon Kremer.
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Reviving the art of the string duo

The violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja's endless curiosity was on display at a recital of duos with cellist Jay Campbell at the Park Avenue Armory. 
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The End of Time and a UK première

Prophecies and apocalyptic visions were on the programme as part of the London Philharmonic's Be Moved season.
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An evening of cello quintets at Kings Place

Schubert’s String Quintet was certainly a crowd-puller at this concert, as Kings Place's Cello Unwrapped series continues. 
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A splendid night of 20th-century cello music with Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar

The first programme of Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar for their tour around Australia offered an insightful selection of 20th-century chamber music masterpieces.
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