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Teacher Eduardo Vassallo

United Kingdom


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Boris Pergamenschikow
Joss Brookes

Eduardo Vassallo was born in Buenos Aires in 1961. He studied the cello with Nicolas Finoli and chamber music with Ljerco Spiller, and by the age of 17 was already a founder member of the String Quartet of the National Radio, and the solo cello of the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina. In 1980 he came to Europe to continue his studies at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, to study with Radu Aldulescu for cello, and Yehudi Menuhin and Alberto Lysy for chamber music. As a member of the Camerata Lysy Gstaad he took part in many recordings and world wide tours.

In 1982 he returned to his positions in Argentina for two years, then came back to the IMMA, continuing his cello studies with Pierre Fournier and Radu Aldulescu. The next move was to Cologne in 1986, to study with Boris Pergamenschikow and members of the Amadeus Quartet at the Hochshule fur Musik. There he became involved in a great deal of contemporary music, as a member of the WNC Ensemble fur Modern Musik.

Since 1989 he has been a Principal Cellist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Simon Rattle, and has taken part in the last three International Cello Festivals at the RNCM. He is one of the founders and directors of the Birmingham Ensemble, with residency in the Birmingham Town Hall. He has taught at summer courses in Switzerland, Portugal, Spain and South America. As a soloist he has given recitals all over Europe and South America, as well as playing concertos with various orchestras.

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This cellist was posted by Karel and last edited on 8 December 2003 at 12:20:26 AM.