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Santiago Cañón-Valencia
‘Music Was Meant to Be’ Few cellists can lay claim to the breadth and inventiveness of a career such as Santiago Cañón-Valencia. A self-confessed ‘soloist, composer, commissioner, recording artist, painter and photographer’, his prominence on the traditional concert platform, appearing
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Yamen Saadi
‘Be in the music, and the rest will come by itself’ Last year, at just age 25, violinist Yamen Saadi was appointed Concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic. Yamen holds this position alongside a busy schedule of
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Zlatomir Fung
Care in Every Little Detail Zlatomir Fung Plays Dall’Abaco’s 11 Caprices for Solo Cello American Cellist Zlatomir Fung is quickly establishing a reputation as one of the country’s top young soloists. Receiving a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2020
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Kevin Zhu
‘It’s Exciting, It’s Stressful… Hopefully You Will Find Your Own Way’ Young violinist Kevin Zhu is making a reputation as a sought-after artist, earning praise for his ‘awesome technical command and maturity’ (The Strad). He has toured across the US
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Rachell Ellen Wong
“Play It How You Want To” The worlds of ‘modern’ and ‘historical’ performance are often seen as two very different beasts – but not for young violinist Rachell Ellen Wong. The only early music practitioner to have ever received an
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Anne Gastinel
‘Life Is a Constant Inspiration’ Anne Gastinel and Claire Désert Play Chopin French cellist Anne Gastinel is one of the foremost cellists of her generation. Hailing from southeastern France, she entered Lyon’s conservatoire to study when she was just 11
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Christian-Pierre La Marca
Christian-Pierre La Marca Plays Rameau’s Les Sauvages from Les Indes Galantes Described by Gramophone as ‘a master of his instrument and a musician of lyrical elegance and good taste’, French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca talks to me from Paris where
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Bruno Philippe
Improving and Serving the Music Young French cellist Bruno Philippe has already performed with some of Europe’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, and the Chamber Orchestra of Paris. The 29-year-old is a prize-winner of
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