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Steven Isserlis

  • Cellist
  • Teacher


Steven Isserlis has been celebrated for his outstanding musicianship and virtuosity. His career as a soloist, recording artist, chamber musician and educator has brought him to the major concert halls and festivals worldwide.

Steven Isserlis's highlights of recent seasons have been performances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Washington National Symphony with Iván Fischer, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy, a European tour with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Philippe Herreweghe; an all-Haydn play-direct project with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra; recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall with Thomas Adès and Olli Mustonen; chamber music concerts at the Salzburg Festival, Carnegie Hall, BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Festival with collaborators including Joshua Bell, Thomas Adès, Jörg Widmann, Emily Beynon, Anthony Marwood and Denes Várjon; recitals in Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver and Milan; an Australian recital tour with Denes Várjon; and a series of concerts for the 2010 Cheltenham Festival in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Schumann’s birth.