Amit Peled, cellist

Who or what inspired you to take up the cello, and pursue a career in music? I grew up in a tiny kibbutz in Israel and in 4th grade we were all “forced” to take up a musical instrument. As a basketball player this was the last thing on my mind… Luckily there was a…

Julian Schwarz, cellist

My success as a musician is defined by how much of my life I can fill with playing and performing great music. I love to play. I love to make music with friends and inspiring colleagues. Success for me is not earning a lot of money or becoming famous—it is getting to create art every day.

Gabriel Schwabe, cellist

Developing as a musician is a constant struggle with one’s own weaknesses and limitations. The process of chiseling away at these to enable your own personal sound and musical ideas to come through is incredibly satisfying to me. Every day there are small battles to be won!

Derck Littel, cellist

Quite simply, playing an instrument, the cello, demands a lifetime commitment if you want to make it to the stage. Young musicians should take that into account. I practice every day and that is rewarding in itself, but my music should be social before it is technical.

Mario Brunello, cellist

Who or what inspired you to take up the cello and pursue a career in music? When I was 7 years old, my guitar teacher told me from the very first lesson that the cello would be my instrument. I didn’t know exactly what it was or how to play a cello, but when I…

Joy Lisney, cellist

Approach every work with humility and love; approach every work like a composer and put one hundred per cent of yourself into it and value that input.