Leonard Elschenbroich
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1985
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Leonard Elschenbroich

Leonard Elschenbroich Biography (BBC)

Named as a BBC New Generation Artist in October 2012, Leonard Elschenbroich is exciting interest as one the most charismatic cellists of his generation. His list of impressive achievements also includes the Leonard Bernstein award which he received at the opening concert of the 2009 Schleswig- Holstein Festival, following a performance of the Brahms Double with Anne-Sophie Mutter and conductor, Christoph Eschenbach.

He has received invitations from a number of eminent conductors, including Dmitri Kitajenko, Valery Gergiev, Semyon Bychkov, Manfred Honeck and Christoph Eschenbach. As a BBC New Generation Artist, there are many opportunities to perform with all the BBC orchestras, give recitals at the Wigmore Hall and in the studio, play at the BBC Proms, with all performances broadcast on the BBC.

As a soloist he has performed with: the WDR Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic and several times with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He made his debut at the Musikverien in Vienna with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Christoph Eschenbach on their 2011 European tour.

Leonard Elschenbroich has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Auditorium du Louvre, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the Lucerne Festival, the Gstaad Festival, the Istanbul International Festival, the Rheingau, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Schleswig-Holstein Festival, where he performed the complete Beethoven sonatas with Christoph Eschenbach. On tour in South America, he has performed with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic at the Teatro Colon and gave recitals in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima and Sao Paulo. The 2012/13 season sees him making his debut with NFM Filharmonia Wroclaw in Poland (Jacek Kaspszyk/Elgar). As a member of two piano trios, the Sitkovetsky Trio, and with Nicola Benedetti and Alexei Grynyuk, he played in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Bath Festival, many times at the Wigmore Hall, and at the BBC Proms and the Hong Kong International Festival. As a chamber musician he has appeared several times in the Verbier Festival and with Gidon Kremer at the Kronberg and Lockenhaus Festivals.

Leonard Elschenbroich’s many awards include: the Leonard Bernstein Award, Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, Eugene Istomin Prize, Pro Europa prize, Landgraf von Hessen price of the Kronberg Academy, Nordmetall Prize of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Firmenich Prize of the Verbier Festival. From 2004-2008 he was supported by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, performing with her on a number occasions, including a European tour.

In the autumn of 2012 he toured China with concerts in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, and Beijing. He then returned to Japan, giving his debut with the Japan Philharmonic conducted by Alexander Lazarev, as well as recitals in Fukushima and Tokyo.

Born in 1985 in Frankfurt, Leonard received a scholarship, aged ten, to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London. He later studied with Frans Helmerson at the Cologne Music Academy. He plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller "Leonard Rose" (Venice, 1693), on private loan. Leonard Elschenbroich lives in London.


Leonard Elschenbroich Performances & Interviews


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Olivier Messiaen
Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus (No 5, Quatuor pour la fin du temps)
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Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus (No 5, Quatuor pour la fin du temps)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata No.3 in A major, op.69 - ii. Scherzo
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Cello Sonata No.3 in A major, op.69 - ii. Scherzo
Gustav Mahler
Piano Quartet in A minor
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Piano Quartet in A minor
Sergei Prokofiev
March (The Love for Three Oranges)
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March (The Love for Three Oranges)
Mark Simpson
Night Music
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Night Music
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 17
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Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 17
Johannes Brahms
Clarinet Trio Op.114
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Clarinet Trio Op.114
Ludwig van Beethoven
Trio In B Flat Op.11
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Trio In B Flat Op.11
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata No.5 in D major Op.102'2, iii Allegro fugato (last movement)
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Cello Sonata No.5 in D major Op.102'2, iii Allegro fugato (last movement)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello sonata no.4 in C major Op.102'1; i.Andante: Allegro vivace
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Cello sonata no.4 in C major Op.102'1; i.Andante: Allegro vivace
Carlos Gardel
Tango - Por una cabeza
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Tango - Por una cabeza
Sergei Prokofiev
Cello Sonata in C major, Op 119 (2nd mvt)
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Cello Sonata in C major, Op 119 (2nd mvt)
Carlos Gardel
Por una cabeza
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Por una cabeza
Carlos Gardel
Por una cabeza
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Por una cabeza
Leonard Elschenbroich
Voalise (Op. 34'14) For Cello And Piano
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Voalise (Op. 34'14) For Cello And Piano
Johannes Brahms
Cello sonata no. 1 in E minor Op.38 (3rd mvt)
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Cello sonata no. 1 in E minor Op.38 (3rd mvt)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Andante cantabile
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Andante cantabile
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Cello Concerto No.1
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Cello Concerto No.1
Sergey Rachmaninov
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
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Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
Dmitri Kabalevsky
Cello Concerto No. 2 in C, op.77 3rd movement Andante Con Moto - Allegro Agitato - Molto Tranquillo
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Cello Concerto No. 2 in C, op.77 3rd movement Andante Con Moto - Allegro Agitato - Molto Tranquillo
Antonín Dvořák
Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra
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Concerto in B minor Op.104 for cello and orchestra
Edward Elgar
Concerto in E minor Op.85 for cello and orchestra
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Concerto in E minor Op.85 for cello and orchestra
Frank Bridge
Oration (Concerto elegiaco) for cello and orchestra
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Oration (Concerto elegiaco) for cello and orchestra
Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
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Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Variations On A Rococo Theme
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Variations On A Rococo Theme
Sergey Rachmaninov
Vocalise, Op 34 No 14
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Vocalise, Op 34 No 14
Johannes Brahms
Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 114
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Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 114
Carl Frühling
Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 40
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Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 40
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Cello Concerto No.1 Op.33, 1st movement
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Cello Concerto No.1 Op.33, 1st movement
Mark Simpson
Night Music
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Night Music
Mark Simpson
Cello Concerto
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Cello Concerto
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Cello concerto No 1 Op 33 1st mvt
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Cello concerto No 1 Op 33 1st mvt
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV1009
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Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV1009
Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85
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Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85
Carlos Gardel
Tango 'por una cabeza'
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Tango 'por una cabeza'
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No 3 in C major (Sarabande)
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Cello Suite No 3 in C major (Sarabande)
Alfred Schnittke
Suite in the Old Style - Pastorale
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Suite in the Old Style - Pastorale
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Upcoming Events

23
Sep
2019
Leonard Elschenbroich, Michael Collins and Michael McHale
Wigmore Hall, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Dvořák & Elgar
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Hull City Hall
2019-03-14T07:54:14
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14
Mar
2019
Dvořák & Elgar

Dvořák & Elgar

Hull City Hall
Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky & Beethoven
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Victoria Hall, Hanley
2018-12-14T07:54:14
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14
Dec
2018
Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky & Beethoven

Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky & Beethoven

Victoria Hall, Hanley
BBC NOW On the Road 2017-18: St Davids Cathedral Festival
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St Davids Cathedral
2018-06-02T07:54:14
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2
Jun
2018
BBC NOW On the Road 2017-18: St Davids Cathedral Festival

BBC NOW On the Road 2017-18: St Davids Cathedral Festival

St Davids Cathedral
Debussy, Elgar & Bartók- Kendal
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Kendal Leisure Centre, Kendal
2018-04-28T07:54:14
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28
Apr
2018
Debussy, Elgar & Bartók- Kendal

Debussy, Elgar & Bartók- Kendal

19:30
Kendal Leisure Centre, Kendal
BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Strauss/Mark Simpson/Shostakovich
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2018-04-21T07:54:14
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21
Apr
2018
BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Strauss/Mark Simpson/Shostakovich

BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season: Strauss/Mark Simpson/Shostakovich

19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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