Steven Isserlis, cello and Connie Shih, piano
Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author, and broadcaster.
Isserlis was recently appointed Marquis de Corberon Visiting Professor of Cello at London’s Royal Academy of Music where he will present regular masterclasses and work with students on ‘side-by-side’ ensemble projects. His appointment is named after the 1726 Stradivari cello from the Academy’s collection, currently on loan to him.
"He can have the listener in perpetual wonder at the ingredients of his art..." – The Australian
The Canadian pianist, Connie Shih, is repeatedly considered to be one of Canada’s most outstanding artists. In 1993 she was awarded the Sylva Gelber Award for most outstanding classical artist under age 30.
- Claude Debussy: Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano
- Frederic Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, op. 65
- Reynaldo Hahn: Deux Improvisations sur des airs irlandais
- Thomas Adès: Lieux retrouvés
- Gabriel Faure: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117