Cello ensemble

Cellophony is the vibrant, sonorous and exhilarating sound of an octet of young professional cellists. The group was established in 2007 in London, and is beginning to carve a reputation as accomplished exponents of not only the standard cello ensemble repertory, but also a diverse array of specially commissioned arrangements and adaptations. They were finalists in the 2010 Royal Over-Seas League chamber music competition, and have featured in festivals in London, York, Newcastle, Cambridge and in Mouvaux, France; they have also enjoyed collaborating with sopranos Susana Gaspar and Catarina Sereno and tenor Ben Johnson. Cellophony are Park Lane Group Young Artists for the current season: they appeared at London’s Purcell Room in the opening concert of the New Year Series, to universal critical acclaim, and made a successful Wigmore Hall debut in December 2011. Future engagements include appearances at festivals in the UK, France and Germany, including an appearance with soprano Sarah Fox.

The members of Cellophony also work as soloists, chamber musicians and freelance orchestral players, in the UK and abroad. All eight players were students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and three subsequently continued an affiliation with the School as holders of GSMD Artist Fellowships. Individually they have won a host of prizes, including the Royal Over-Seas League Gold Medal, the Guilhermina Suggia Gift, the Muriel Taylor Scholarship, and representation by the Young Concert Artists’ Trust.