The cello (/ˈtʃɛloʊ/ chel-oh; plural cellos or celli) is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments. To keep the lists usable and useful, please include only those who have attained notability as cellists.
Sol Gabetta(born 1981), classical cellist, orchestral performer, recording artist and educator, now resident in Switzerland
Christine Jackson(1962–2016), British-born Australian cellist, member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, played didgeridoo duosJiaxin Cheng (born 1974), soloist, recitalist and recording artist now based in London, married Julian Lloyd Webber
Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (born 1976), founding member of the Kremerata Balticachamber orchestra, orchestral concert performer
Françoise Groben(1965–2011), cellist playing with many notable orchestras, chamber musician and recording artist
Guilhermina Suggia (1885–1950), worked with Pablo Casalsin Paris, toured internationally, also chamber musician
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Pierre Fournier, the son of an army general, was born in Paris in 1906.After an attack of polio he switched from piano lessons to the cello. Known for his beautiful bowing technique, remarkable finesse and poised playing, he had a varied and large repertoire—all the standard works, pieces by Debussy, Hindemith and Prokofiev, and works written for him including by Bohuslav Martinů, Jean ...
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Soviet-Russian cellist and conductor (1927–2007) In this Eastern Slavic naming convention, the patronymic is Leopoldovich and the family name is Rostropovich. Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered by many to be the greatest cellist of the 20th century.