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The following is a list of famous Cellists. Please contact us if you would like to contribute content on any of these cello performers. Also, be sure to check out the composer pages to learn about influential cello composers.

Cellists A-J

  • Anner Bylsma
  • Antonio Janigro
  • Auguste Franchomme
  • Bernhard Cossmann
  • Charles Baudiot
  • Charles Curtis (student of La Monte Young)
  • David Finckel
  • David Geringas
  • Diran Alexanian
  • Dmitri Ferschtman
  • Emanuel Feuermann
  • Felix Battanchon
  • Frans Helmerson
  • Frantisek Brikcius
  • Franz Bartolomey
  • Friedrich Grützmacher
  • Gaspar Cassado
  • Georg Goltermann
  • Gideon Freudmann
  • Giovanni Battista Cirri (also a composer)
  • Guillaume Hesse
  • Ha-Na Chang
  • Hugo Becker
  • Jean-Louis Duport
  • Jean-Pierre Duport
  • Johann Justus Friedrich Dotzauer
  • Julius Goltermann
  • Kathryn Buccelli
  • Leonid Gorokhov
  • Luigi Boccherini (also a composer)
  • Matthew Brubeck (an improvising cellist)
  • Maurice Gendron
  • Melora Creager (of Rasputina)
  • Natalia Gutman
  • Natalie Clein
  • Ofra Harnoy
  • Pablo Casals (often used the Catalonian "Pau" as a first name)
  • Paul Bazelaire
  • Pierre Fournier
  • Richard Harwood
  • Robert Cohen
  • Rocco Filippini
  • Roel Dieltiens
  • Rushad Eggleston
  • Sarah Balliet (of independent rock band Murder by Death)
  • Sunny Davis (of band The Stiletto Formal)
  • Tom Cora
  • Valter Despalj

Cellists K-Q

  • Gregor Piatigorsky
  • Carlos Prieto
  • Antonio Meneses
  • Boris Pergamenschikow
  • Aaron Minsky
  • Alfredo Piatti
  • Andrei Pricope
  • Angelica May
  • Friedrich August Kummer
  • Charlotte Moorman
  • Daniel Müller-Schott
  • David Popper
  • Dmitri Markevitch
  • Gerhard Mantel
  • Hai-Ye Ni
  • Jacqueline du Pré
  • Jacques Offenbach (also a composer)
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras
  • Jeffrey Krieger
  • Joan Jeanrenaud
  • Joel Krosnick
  • Jonathan Koh
  • Joseph Kaiser
  • Julius Klengel
  • Kermit Moore
  • Laurence Lesser
  • Lynn Harrell
  • Maria Kliegel
  • Paul Katz
  • Jonathan Lewis
  • Maurice Maréchal
  • Miklos Perenyi
  • Miloš Mlejnik
  • Mischa Maisky
  • Perttu Kivilaakso
  • Ralph Kirshbaum
  • Sebastian Lee
  • Siegfried Palm
  • Steven Isserlis
  • Truls Mørk
  • Tyme Mientka
  • Ulrich Heinen
  • Víctor Mirecki Larramat
  • Vito Paternoster
  • William Pleeth

Cellists R-Z

  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Heinrich Schiff
  • Hank Roberts
  • Hannah Roberts
  • Ciril Škerjanec
  • Carl Schröder
  • Bion Tsang
  • Auguste Tolbecque
  • Arthur Russell
  • Bernhard Romberg
  • Daniil Shafran
  • Eduardo Vasallo
  • Eino (Eicca) Toppinen (pioneer of cello rock and composer)
  • Ernst Reijseger (an improvising cellist)
  • Fiona Thompson
  • Frances-Marie Uitti
  • Giovanni Sollima (also a composer)
  • Guilherme Rodrigues (an improvising cellist)
  • Guilhermina Suggia
  • Janet Schiff composer
  • Janos Starker
  • Jian Wang
  • Jordi Savall
  • Julian Lloyd Webber
  • Kenneth Slowik
  • Leonard Rose
  • Mark Summer (of Turtle Island String Quartet)
  • Martin Rummel
  • Matthew Sharp
  • Michael Croitoru-Weissman
    Michael Weintraub
  • Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Nathaniel Rosen
  • Paul Tortelier
  • Pieter Wispelwey
  • Raphael Wallfisch
  • Ryan Sweeney
  • Werner Thomas-Mifune








 

 

 


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