Long Night of the Cello in Dresden

17 world-class cellists ignite a fireworks display of the highest class at the music festival.

This night broke all records. On Ascension Day (May 26), the Dresden Music Festival served up a full five and a half hours of cello at the Kulturpalast. With a total of 17 world-class cellists, who presented themselves solo and in various chamber music formations, the ‘Long Night of the Cello’ (photos: Oliver Killig) still turned out to be a short-lived concert pleasure in maxi format.

No question, when festival director Jan Vogler invites internationally celebrated cello colleagues of various generations such as Nicolas Altstaedt, Santiago Canón-Valencia, Pablo Ferrández, Zlatomir Fung, David Geringas, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Anastasia Kobekina, Harriet Krijgh, Mischa Maisky, Ivan Monighetti, Edgar Moreau, Johannes Moser, Daniel Müller-Schott, Miklós Perényi, Pieter Wispelwey, and the 16-year-old Dresden native Friederike Herold (as a guest) to the stage, a musical fireworks display is guaranteed.

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