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  • Israeli Cellist Maya Beiser Makes Her Ojai Music Festival Debut

    By Rick Schultz

    June 3, 2015 | 11:08 am

    The Israeli-born cellist Maya Beiser doesn’t give conventional recitals, and that’s an attractive calling card at the Ojai Music Festival, which prides itself on innovation and diversity. In its 69th year, the five-day festival starts June 10, with Beiser making three appearances...

  • For cellist Raphael Wallfisch, music is a family matter

    By Rick Schultz

    April 8, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    For renowned British cellist Raphael Wallfisch, music always has been a family affair. He’s the son of cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, who helped to found the English Chamber Orchestra. A survivor of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, she made her way to London, where she married pianist...

  • Cellist Steven Isserlis celebrates simplicity, honesty and humor

    By Rick Schultz

    September 18, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    Among world-class cellists, Steven Isserlis may be the only one ever to interview his instrument. On a website for young cellists, he asked his 260-year-old cello to list one of the best things about traveling. His cello responds, “Getting an extra seat so that Mr. Isserlis can sit...

  • Cellist’s path to Judaism

    May 15, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    When cellist Lynn Harrell would play “Kol Nidre” at his synagogue on Yom Kippur, he felt more than the notes and the melody. It was through the music that he discovered he wanted to become a Jew.

    “It was a 45- to 50-year journey to come to the realization that all the people I...

  • Matt Haimovitz: Global yet grounded

    By Rick Schultz

    March 20, 2013 | 7:05 am

    Speaking by phone from Montreal, Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz revealed that he’s a great admirer of the American singer Nina Simone. Looking at his life and career, one can easily see why. Like Simone, Haimovitz is admired for his solid classical grounding, eclecticism,...

  • Ending on a Musical Note

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) holds its summer concert on Aug. 18, it will be a bittersweet occasion for cellist David Low. The BBI artistic director has overseen the summer concerts for 12 years, and is now leaving to spend more time with his wife and children, and to pursue...