Adrian Brendel

You can hear Adrian at:

He is also playing Clarinet Quintets Friday 7th October and Solo Bach in Layer Breton both of which are sold out.

Adrian Brendel has quickly established himself as one of the leading cellists of his generation, performing extensively as a soloist and in chamber music throughout Europe, the US, and Japan. He has worked frequently with artists such as Imogen Cooper, Paul Lewis, Till Fellner, Lisa Batiashvili, Daniel Hope, Lawrence Power, Katharine Gowers and Tim Horton. His recent two year partnership with his father Alfred Brendel, performing all of Beethoven’s music for cello and piano at venues throughout the world was a huge public and critical success. They have also recorded these works for Philips, and their interpretation of the A major Sonata was the top recommendation on the BBC’s “Building a Library Programme”.

Recent concert highlights include recitals in Amsterdam, Lucerne, Florence, Frankfurt, Graz, Vienna, London, Paris, Madrid and Valencia, and concerto appearances with the Sinfonia Varsovia, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has also recorded for radio companies across Europe including BBC, ORF, NDR, WDR, Sudwestfunk and Deutschlandradio.

Adrian Brendel studied at Winchester College, Cambridge University and with Frans Helmerson at the Cologne music conservatoire. Other important teachers included Alexander Baillie, Miklos Perenyi and William Pleeth, with whom he developed a strong attachment to chamber music. He also attended masterclasses with the Alban Berg quartet and Gyorgy Kurtag. He was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s prestigious CMS2 young artist scheme from 2002-2004.

He is co-founder of Music at Plush, a summer music festival held every year in Dorset, Southwest England.