Monthly Archives: April 2011

Let’s Hear It for the Contemporary: Adelaide Cello Festival

Who would be an artistic director? Balancing the contemporary with the need to bring in the conservative audiences who love the standard repertoire must drive some mad. Add to that the need to convince world class soloists to learn new … Continue reading

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“In Death I Sweetly Sing”: Cellissimo 2 Honours Shostakovich (and incidentally, Rostropovich)

There is a delightful symmetry to the Adelaide Cello Festival. A sort of alpha and omega: Luthier Frank Ravatin and his team working their special surgery on selected pieces of Spruce and Poplar, while on display at last night’s second … Continue reading

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Cellissimo: The Adelaide Cello Festival Launches in Style

The Cellissimo concert last night at the Adelaide Town Hall, celebrating the start of the second Adelaide International Cello Festival was a sell out event, and with good reason. Bring together four of the finest young exponents of the cellists’ … Continue reading

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