Leonard Elschenbroich

Cello

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“Mr. Elschenbroich not only revealed himself as a musician of great technical prowess, intellectual curiosity and expressive depth but also displayed an easygoing way of communicating with an audience.” The New York Times

Biography

Described by the New York Times as “a musician of great technical prowess, intellectual curiosity and expressive depth”, Leonard Elschenbroich has established himself as one of the most charismatic cellists of his generation. His many awards include the 2009 Leonard Bernstein Award, Förderpreis Deutschlandfunk, Eugene Istomin Prize, and a Borletti Buitoni Trust Award. He was accepted onto the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme (2012), was named Artist-in-Residence of Deutschlandfunk (2014-15) and Artist-in-Residence at the Philharmonic Society Bremen from
2013 – 2016

Elschenbroich has worked with a number of eminent conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Christoh Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Manfred Honeck, Kirill Karabits, Dmitri Kitajenko, Andrew Litton, Juanjo Mena, Edward Gardner, and Yan-Pascal Tortelier. He has has performed with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, NDR Hanover, Dresden Staatskapelle, Bergen Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Swedish Radio Symphony, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Minnesota Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has made seven appearances at the BBC Proms.

As a recitalist, Elschenbroich has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Auditorium du Louvre, Concertgebouw, Frick Collection, Ravinia Festival in Chicago and the Lucerne, Gstaad, Rheingau, Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Schleswig Holstein Festivals. Regular chamber music partners include Nicola Benedetti and Alexei Grynyuk.

  • Leonard Elschenbroich
  • Leonard Elschenbroich
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