Steven John ISSERLIS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1958-12-19
Education City of London Sch, Int Cello Centre (with Jane Cowan), Oberlin Coll Ohio (with Richard Kapuscinski)
Publications N/A
Recreations reading, sleeping, eating, talking, jetlag, panicking, dropping names, generally wasting time (my own and others'), sitting at the computer, trying to get away from the computer, wondering why I don't have any interesting hobbies
Clubs N/A
Style Steven Isserlis, Esq, CBE
Career cellist; recitals and concerts all over Europe, N America, S America, Far East and Australia with maj worldwide orchs; worked with conductors incl: Sir Georg Solti, Christoph Eschenbach, Christopher Hogwood, Roger Norrington, Richard Hickox, John Eliot Gardiner, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mstislav Rostropovich, Philippe Herrweghe, Franz Brüggen, Ton Koopman, Lorin Maazel, Sakari Oramo, Daniel Harding, Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Alan Gilbert; has played a leading role in many prestigious chamber music projects incl: own festival Schumann and his Circle (Wigmore Hall London) 1989, Mendelssohn Series Salzburg Festival 1997, Brahms Series Salzburg Festival 2000, Brahms Frühling Series London, Berlin, Vienna 2000-01, Taneyev Series London 2002, Saint-Saëns Series London 2004, Schumann series NY and Japan 2006, Russian series (Wigmore Hall) 2008, Weber/Mendelssohn/Schumann series (Salzburg Festival) 2009; premiered many new works incl: John Tavener, Wolfgang Rihm, Thomas Adés; annual series of concerts for children 92nd St NY; several television films incl Channel 4 films on Saint-Saëns 1993 and Schumann 1997; Royal Phiharmonic Award Piatgorsky Prize (1993), Schumann Preis City of Zwickau (2000); memb: Dvorâk Soc, Liszt Soc, Bloch Soc, Wilkie Collins Soc; Hon RAM, FRCM; >ir< incl: John Tavener The Protecting Veil and Threenos and Britten Suite no 3 (with LSO and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, 1992, Gramophone Magazine Contemporary Music Award 1992, shortlisted for Mercury Prize and Grammy Award), Saint Saëns: Concerto no 1, Sonata no 1, The Swan and others (with LSO under Michael Tilson Thomas, with Dudley Moore, Pascal Devoyon and others, CD and video), Mendelssohn cello works (with Melvyn Tan, 1994), Fauré cello works (with Pascal Devoyon, 1995), Liszt, Grieg and Rubinstein cello works (with Stephen Hough, 1995), Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Janácek cello works (with Olli Mustonen, 1996), Barber Concerto (with St Louis Symphony Orch under Leonard Slatkin), John Tavener Svyati (with Kiev Chamber Choir, nomination Mercury Music Prize), Schumann cello works (with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Eschenbach), Haydn concertos (with COE and Roger Norrington, Classic CD Concerto Award), Cello World (with Thomas Adès), Brahms, Schumann, Frühling clarinet trios (with Stephen Hough and Michael Collins), Saint Saëns: Cello Concerto no 2, La Muse et le Poéte (with NDR Orchestra, Johua Bell and Pascal Devoyon, 2000), Strauss Don Quixote (with Maazel and Stephen Hough, 2001), Rachmaninov and Franck Cello Sonatas (with Stephen Hough, 2003), Brahms Sonatas, works by Dvorak and Suk (with Stephen Hough, 2005), Children's Cello (with Stephen Hough, Simon Callow, 2006), Bach Cello Suites (2007, Instrumental Disc of the Year Gramophone Award, Disc of the Year BBC CD Review, Classical Brits Critics' Choice), Schumann Recital with Denis Varjon (2009), ReVisions - works arranged for cello and chamber orchestra (2010)
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