Steven Isserlis became Patron of the JdP in 1998, and each year he plays a recital to a packed Edward Boyle Auditorium.
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. He recently performed the complete Bach Cello Suites at the JdP and continues to enjoy performing in this unique space built in honour of a cellist who was very dear to him.
Biography from StevenIsserlis.com
As a concerto soloist he appears regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, recent engagements including performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival, Philharmonia, Cleveland, Minnesota, Zurich Tonhalle and NHK Symphony Orchestras. He gives recitals every season in major musical centres, working with pianists such as Jeremy Denk, Kirill Gerstein, Stephen Hough, Alexander Melnikov, Olli Mustonen, Mikhail Pletnev, Sir Andras Schiff, Connie Shih, Ferenc Rados and Dénes Várjon; and plays with many of the world’s leading chamber orchestras, including period-instrument ensembles. Read more...
“I love playing at the du Pré Hall. It is so intimate, the sound so alive; one can really talk to the audience (musically speaking), as if one were among a group of friends. I always look forward to my visits to this very special little hall.”