British award-winning cellist, recitalist, chambriste and soloist with orchestra. Active recording artist (for Hyperion among others) and author (Why Beethoven Threw the Stew).
Steven IsserlisMay 6, 2007

Steven Isserlis - cello
Kirill Gerstein - piano

British-born Steven Isserlis is a cellist whose passion for music transcends conventional divisions. Renowned world-wide for his musicality and technique, he is equally at home as a chamber musician, recitalist, or with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Colin Davis and Ton Koopman. His interest in period instruments has led to performances with such groups as the Academy of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood. One of the highlights of the 2005-2006 season is his appearance with Ida Haendel and Martha Argerich in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Rotterdam Philharmonic. He is also a keen exponent of contemporary music and has a long collaboration with Sir John Tavener whose work The Protecting Veil for cello and orchestra was written for and first recorded by Mr. Isserlis. His award-winning discography reflects his diverse repertoire. Recent releases include Brahms, Dvorák and Suk for the Hyperion label.

Fourth LMMC engagement.


SHOSTAKOVICH      Sonata in D minor, Opus 40 (1934)
Allegro non troppo

RUBINSTEIN             Sonata No. 1 in D major, Opus 18 (1852)
                                         Allegro moderato
                                         Allegro molto

GLAZUNOV                Deux Morceaux, Opus 20 (1888)
                                         1. Mélodie
in D major
                                         2. Sérénade espanole in A major
                                                 Allegretto cantabile

PROKOFIEV               Sonata in C major, Opus 119 (1949)
                                         Andante grave - Moderato animato-
                                         Allegro moderato
                                         Moderato - Andante dolce -
                                         Moderato primo
                                         Allegro ma non troppo