Columbia Artists Welcomes Cellist Steven Isserlis


Steven Isserlis, C: Satoshi Aoyagi
Photo credit: Satoshi Aoyagi

Columbia Artists is pleased to announce representation of cellist Steven Isserlis in North America.

Acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a uniquely varied and distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, author, educator and broadcaster.

In March 2020, Mr. Isserlis returns to the Boston Symphony to perform a work written for him, Thomas Adès’ Lieux retrouvés, with the composer conducting. In addition, he has premiered many new works by composers such as John Tavener, Wolfgang Rihm, and György Kurtág.

Mr. Isserlis is a regular guest with the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Berlin, Vienna, London and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Philharmonia Orchestra in London, as well as chamber orchestras and period-instrument ensembles such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Australian, Mahler, and St Paul Chamber Orchestras, Philharmonia Baroque and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Unusually, he also directs chamber orchestras from the cello.

Active as a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Isserlis has appeared on the world's major recital stages, with particularly close connections to London’s Wigmore Hall and the 92nd St. Y in New York. His regular musical partners have included Joshua Bell, Janine Jansen, Isabelle Faust, Tabea Zimmermann, Ian Bostridge, Stephen Hough, Connie Shih, Olli Mustonen, Jeremy Denk, Dénes Várjon, Radu Lupu, and Sir Andras Schiff. His extensive discography includes recital and concerto discs as well as his Gramophone Award-winning recording of the complete cello suites by J.S. Bach.