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Born 1902 in Buenos Aires, Anthony Pini began his cello playing in Arbroath, Scotland. He played with his Scottish mother in a piano trio, playing music for the silent movies. He met Casals as a teenager whilst working in the Scottish Orchestra, and decided to move to London to pursue his career. He was principal cello of the London Philharmonic   Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Royal Opera House. Later in life he became a professor at the Royal College of Music, London.

Born 1902 in Buenos Aires, Anthony Pini began his cello playing in Arbroath, Scotland. He played with his Scottish mother in a piano trio, playing music for the silent movies. He met Casals as a teenager whilst working in the Scottish Orchestra, and decided to move to London to pursue his career. He was principal cello of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Royal Opera House. Later in life he became a professor at the Royal College of Music, London.

Yo-Yo Ma! I have just devolved a major crush on this 58 year old married cellist who is the happiest musician ever!!!!! Someday me, him, and David Garrett will all be the world's greatest trio ever!!!!!!

I have just devolved a major crush on this 58 year old married cellist who is the happiest musician ever! Someday me, him, and David Garrett will all be the world's greatest trio ever!

Jack Remembers:  Master Cellist Janos Starker. Last week, Starker passed away at age 88. He left behind a legacy of unparalleled artistry and was recognized as one of the most celebrated cellists of his day, along with Piatigorsky and Rostropovich. He was a distinguished professor at Indiana University, and was famous for having over 150 recordings, including an album of Bach's 6 suites for solo cello for which he earned a Grammy.

Jack Remembers: Master Cellist Janos Starker. Last week, Starker passed away at age 88. He left behind a legacy of unparalleled artistry and was recognized as one of the most celebrated cellists of his day, along with Piatigorsky and Rostropovich. He was a distinguished professor at Indiana University, and was famous for having over 150 recordings, including an album of Bach's 6 suites for solo cello for which he earned a Grammy.

Yo Yo Ma

Yo Yo Ma plays Paganini Caprice 24 on Cello. (A minor ?) I double dare you :) This must be one of the most difficult pieces ever for violin on cello

Douglas Cummings (born 1946) is a cellist from the United Kingdom. He is soloist and ex-principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he performed for 24 years, as well as being a member of its Board of Directors. He is a founder member of the London Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble.  He is represented on the 2004 album The British Cello Phenomenon.He has also performed and recorded with the Lindsay String Quartet.

Douglas Cummings (born 1946) is a cellist from the United Kingdom. He is soloist and ex-principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he performed for 24 years, as well as being a member of its Board of Directors. He is a founder member of the London Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble. He is represented on the 2004 album The British Cello Phenomenon.He has also performed and recorded with the Lindsay String Quartet.

Alban Gerhardt con la OSE en Vitoria-Gasteiz

Alban Gerhardt con la OSE

Alban Gerhardt gave an oustanding lunchtime recital at LSO St Lukes

Daniil Shafran 1923 – 1997) was a great Soviet Russian cellist who was  awarded a magnificent Antonio Amati cello as part of the first prize in the 1937 USSR All-Union Competition for Violinists and Cellists. With and extensive solo and recording career Shafran's attention to detail made him pre-eminent in miniature forms: his poetic sensibility and the remarkable palette of tone colours he had at his disposal suited him to romantic and impressionistic repertoire.

Daniil Shafran 1923 – 1997) was a great Soviet Russian cellist who was awarded a magnificent Antonio Amati cello as part of the first prize in the 1937 USSR All-Union Competition for Violinists and Cellists. With and extensive solo and recording career Shafran's attention to detail made him pre-eminent in miniature forms: his poetic sensibility and the remarkable palette of tone colours he had at his disposal suited him to romantic and impressionistic repertoire.

Franz Schmidt (22 December 1874 – 11 February 1939) was an Austrian composer, cellist and pianist of Hungarian descent. He beat 13 other applicants and obtained a post as cellist with the Vienna Court Opera Orchestra, where he played until 1914, often under Gustav Mahler. Mahler habitually had Schmidt play all the cello solos, even though Friedrich Buxbaum was the principal cellist !  Also a brilliant pianist and composer.  He died just before WW2 was declared.

Franz Schmidt

Franz Schmidt Dec 1874 – 11 Feb Austrian composer, cellist & pianist of Hungarian descent. He obtained a post as cellist with the Vienna Court Opera Orchestra, where he played until often under Gustav Mahler.

Douglas Cameron.he only took up the cello at 15 and two years later won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music. He   was cellist of the Kutcher String Quartet between 1931 and 1938, and the   Blech quartet from 1942 to 1948.  In 1950 he founded the New London String   Quartet, later called simply the London String Quartet. He was principal   cello of the National Symphony Orchestra during the Second World War and the most outstanding and influential cello teacher in England.

Douglas Cameron.he only took up the cello at 15 and two years later won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music. He was cellist of the Kutcher String Quartet between 1931 and 1938, and the Blech quartet from 1942 to 1948. In 1950 he founded the New London String Quartet, later called simply the London String Quartet. He was principal cello of the National Symphony Orchestra during the Second World War and the most outstanding and influential cello teacher in England.

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