• Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

    Presented by the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and Los Angeles Philharmonic,┬áthe 2020 Festival (March 13 – 22) will showcase international artists representing a number of countries and continents. More details will be released soon.

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Cellists

  • Thomas Demenga
  • Chiara Enderle
  • David Geringas
  • Clive Greensmith
  • Narek Hakhnazaryan
  • Frans Helmerson
  • Steven Isserlis
  • Michael Kaufman
  • Terry King
  • Ralph Kirshbaum
  • Maria Kliegel
  • Jakob Koranyi
  • Benjamin Lash
  • Laurence Lesser
  • Antonio Lysy
  • Jens Peter Maintz
  • Mischa Maisky
  • Gabriel Martins
  • Yoshika Masuda
  • Peter Myers
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras
  • Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt
  • Inbal Segev
  • Andrew Shulman
  • Giovanni Sollima
  • Jeffrey Solow
  • Kian Soltani
  • Torleif Thedeen
  • Camille Thomas
  • Laura Van der Heijden
  • Istvan Vardai
  • Quirine Viersen
  • Raphael Wallfisch
  • Wendy Warner

Conductors

  • Karen┬áKamensek
  • Carl St. Clair

 

Pianists

  • Bernadene Blaha
  • Ya Fei Chuang
  • Kevin Fitz-Gerald
  • Juho Pohjonen
  • And Others

Ensembles

  • LA Philharmonic
  • Festival Orchestra
  • SAKURA

Los Angeles and the University of Southern California

The 2020 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival will take place at Walt Disney Concert Hall and on the USC campus in Los Angeles, a 21st Century capital of creative and cultural innovation.