Mischa Maisky

  • January 10, 1948 Riga (Latvia)


Mischa Maisky is the only cellist to have studied with Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky. This unique heritage has given him the ability to combine delicate poetry with a strong musical personality and brilliant technique.

Born in Russia, a prize-winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, he emigrated to Israel in 1971. He made his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at Carnegie Hall in New York with William Steinberg. For his first concert in Paris in 1976, he played with Martha Argerich and Ivry Gitlis. He has played with an extraordinary array of musicians including Radu Lupu, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Daniel Barenboim. Maisky is the first cellist to have recorded the complete works for cello by Johann Sebastian Bach at DGG.

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