Sunday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm EST

Live from Madrid

Alban Gerhardt

International Soloist

Sunday, March 1st at 1:00 pm EST

Live from Boston, MA

Yeesun Kim

Borromeo String Quartet

Sunday, March 8th 2020 at 8:00 pm EDT

Mike Block

Multi-style Cellist

Live from Boston, MA

Sunday, March 15th 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT

David Ying

Eastman School of Music

Live from Rochester, NY

next on cellochat, live from madrid:
alban gerhardt

Sunday, February 23rd 2020, 1:00 pm EST

“One of the finest cellists around – expressive, unshowy and infinitely classy“ (The Guardian). ALBAN GERHARDT has, for twenty-five years, made a unique impact on audiences worldwide with his intense musicality, compelling stage presence and insatiable artistic curiosity. His gift for shedding fresh light on familiar scores, along with his appetite for investigating new repertoire from centuries past and present, truly set him apart from his peers.

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include the premiere of a new concerto by Brett Dean with Sydney Symphony / Robertson and Berliner Philharmoniker / Oramo and concerts with Hong Kong Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, MDR Leipzig, and WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln under Jukka-Pekka Saraste. with whom he will record both Shostakovich concertos.

Gerhardt will also give recitals at The Phillips Collection Museum in Washington D.C., London’s Wigmore Hall, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Next season sees the development of a new project ’Love in Fragments’ with the violinist Gergana Gergova, choreographer Sommer Ulrickson, and sculptor Alexander Polzin, a bringing together of music, movement and the spoken word which receives its US premiere at 92St Y.

Gerhardt is passionate about sharing his discoveries with audiences far beyond the traditional concert hall: outreach projects undertaken in Europe and the US have involved performances and workshops, not only in schools and hospitals, but also pioneering sessions in public spaces and young offender institutions.

His collaboration with Deutsche Bahn, involving live performances on the main commuter routes in Germany, vividly demonstrates his commitment to challenging traditional expectations of classical music. In early 2017, Gerhardt founded #Musicians4UnitedEurope (www.musicians4unitedeurope.com), a group of international musicians working together to voice their support for a united and democratic Europe.

Following early competition success, Gerhardt’s international career was launched by his debut with Berliner Philharmoniker and Semyon Bychkov in 1991. Notable orchestra collaborations since include Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London Philharmonic, all of the British and German radio orchestras, Tonhalle Zürich, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre National de France as well as Cleveland, Philadelphia and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, under conductors such as Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christian Thielemann, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Petrenko and Andris Nelsons.

He is a keen chamber musician; his regular performance partners include Steven Osborne, Cecile Licad, Baiba Skride and Brett Dean. Gerhardt has collaborated with composers including Jörg Widmann, Unsuk Chin, Brett Dean, Julian Anderson and Matthias Pintscher; and in almost every case he commits to memorising their scores before world premiere performances.

A highly acclaimed recording artist, Gerhardt has won several awards, and his recording of Unsuk Chin’s Cello Concerto, released by Deutsche Grammophon, won the BBC Music Magazine Award and was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award in 2015. Gerhardt has recorded extensively for Hyperion, his latest recording of Rostropovich’s ‘Encores’ released in January 2017. In 2019 his complete recording of the Bach suites will be released.

Alban Gerhardt plays a Matteo Gofriller cello dating from 1710.

upcoming cellochat events

March 1st 2020 at 1:00 pm EST
YEESUN KIM
Borromeo String Quartet
Live from Boston, MA

March 8th 2020 at 8:00 pm EDT
MIKE BLOCK
Multi-style Cellist
Live from Boston, MA

March 15th 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT
DAVID YING
Eastman School of Music
Live from Rochester, NY

March 22nd 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT
MERRY PECKHAM
New England Conservatory
Live from Boston, MA

March 29th 2020 at 8:00 pm EDT
NATASHA BROFSKY
The Juilliard School
Live from New York, NY

April 5th 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT
BRANT TAYLOR
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Live from Chicago, IL

April 19th 2020, time TBA
LLUÍS CLARET
New England Conservatory
Live from Boston, MA

April 26th 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT
LAURENCE LESSER
New England Conservatory
Live from Boston, MA

May 3rd 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT
MARK KOSOWER
Cleveland Orchestra
Live from Cleveland, OH

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previous cellochat events

MARTHA BALDWIN

February 18th 2018
January 7th 2018

ROBERT BATTEY

October 7th 2018
April 29th 2018

GREGORY BEAVER

October 29th 2017

MIKE BLOCK

March 31st 2019
March 24th 2019

NATASHA BROFSKY

September 29th 2019
April 14th 2019
January 14th 2018

SANTIAGO CAÑÓN-VALENCIA

December 22nd 2019

LLUÍS CLARET

October 13th 2019
November 4th 2018
September 16th 2018
December 10th 2017

BLAISE DÉJARDIN

January 26th 2020
January 20th 2019

NORMAN FISCHER

January 12th 2020
January 13th 2019
October 8th 2017
October 1st 2017

ALBAN GERHARDT

November 17th 2019

CLIVE GREENSMITH

March 3rd 2019

HANS JØRGEN JENSEN

January 19th 2020
September 23rd 2018

ROBERT JESSELSON

March 10th 2019
April 22nd 2018

GUY JOHNSTON

February 9th 2020

ANSSI KARTTUNEN

September 22nd 2019
April 6th 2019

PAUL KATZ

October 6th 2019
April 17th 2019
October 15th 2017

KEE-HYUN KIM

April 28th 2019

YEESUN KIM

October 28th 2018
November 19th 2017

LAURENCE LESSER

January 27th 2019
December 3rd 2017

JOHANNES MOSER

February 24th 2019
January 16th 2019

MERRY PECKHAM

February 25th 2018

AMIT PELED

February 16th 2020
March 8th 2019
December 17th 2017

DAVID REQUIRO

April 15th 2018

ASTRID SCHWEEN

October 20th 2019
May 12th 2019
January 6th 2019
November 5th 2017
October 22nd 2017

INBAL SEGEV

November 27th 2019
May 19th 2019
April 24th 2019
February 17th 2019
October 24th 2018
March 6th 2018

BRINTON SMITH

March 17th 2019
September 8th 2019 (with Christopher French)

BRANT TAYLOR

December 8th 2019
May 26th 2019
December 2nd 2018
March 25th 2018

BION TSANG

November 3rd 2019
May 5th 2019

DAVID YING

November 24th 2019
April 21st 2019
March 18th 2018
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MATTHEW ZALKIND

November 10th 2019

JEFFREY ZEIGLER

December 15th 2019
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