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FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sheku Kanneh-Mason – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2016]

Impressive 1st prize winning performance of the then 17-year-old British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - in the Final of the...

American Cellist David Soyer Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer died on this day in 2010 - aged 87. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals, Mr Soyer was a...

VC ARTIST | Zlatomir Fung, 20 – Tchaikovsky Cello Competition 1st Prize Winner

20-year-old American cellist Zlatomir Fung is quickly building an international reputation as one of the outstanding young string soloists of his generation – praised...

American Cellist David Soyer Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer was born on this day in 1923. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals, Mr Soyer was a founding member...

Prokofiev’s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ Premiered on this Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante in E Minor Op. 125 premiered on this day in 1952. The first performance was given by legendary cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich - with...

VC ARTIST | Kian Soltani – Janigro, Davidof & Paulo International Cello Comp 1st Prizes

27-year-old Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso Kian Soltani has in recent years firmly established an international reputation as one of the new generation's most prodigious young concert artists...

Today Is American Cellist Lynn Harrell’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 76th birthday! A protege of Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, Mr Harrell is widely respected as one of the...

Today is Cellist, VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German cellist, VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner's 31st birthday. A graduate of the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman, Benedict is a former prize...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Was Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest cellists of all time...

Today is British Cellist Steven Isserlis’ 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Steven Isserlis' 61st birthday. A protege of Daniil Shafran, Steven is widely respected as one of today’s eminent cello virtuosi. An...

Today is Cellist VC Young Artist Brannon Cho’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is cellist, VC Young Artist Brannon Cho’s 25th birthday! A graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and the New England Conservatory, where he...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Variations On a Rococo Theme’ Premiered On This Day in 1877 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' Op. 33 for Cello and Orchestra premiered on this day in 1877. The first performance was given by German virtuoso Wilhelm Fitzenhagen in Moscow...

AUDITION | Dallas Symphony Orchestra – ‘Section Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Dallas, Texas, United States is currently accepting applications for a ‘Section Cello’ position. Applications to be received by December 8th, 2019. For...

Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85 premiered on this day in 1919. The first performance was given by Felix Salmond - with...

SAD NEWS | American Cellist Michael Flaksman Has Died – Age 73 [RIP]

American cellist Michael Flaksman has passed away - aged 73. A student of Paul Tortelier, Leonard Rose, Antonio Janigro and Nadia Boulanger, Mr Flaksman was...