RICHARD BIRCHALL cello
MATTHIJS BROERSMA cello
PAU CODINA cello
REINOUD FORD cello
ASHOK KLOUDA cello
BART LAFOLLETTE cello
JOHN MYERSCOUGH cello
ELLA RUNDLE cello
London based cello octet, Cellophony, have carved a reputation as accomplished exponents of not only the standard cello ensemble repertoire, but also a diverse array of specially commissioned arrangements and adaptations.
Their vibrant, sonorous and exhilarating sound has seen them win fans from all over the globe with acclaimed performances on the festival scene across Europe, combined with tours to Switzerland and Korea.
As finalists of the Royal Overseas League chamber music competition and Park Lane Group Young Artists, Cellophony have received universal critical acclaim for performances at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room and the world famous Wigmore Hall.
Cellophony’s debut album ‘Vibrez’ was released on Edition Classics on 10th February 2014. It presents elegant re-workings of some key works from the romantic classical repertoire. From the opening of Richard Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde Prelude, through selections from Schuberts’s Schwanengeang to Samuel Barber’s timeless Adagio, Richard Birchall’s arrangements are both respectful and yet innovative and provide an integral part of the ensemble’s achingly rich and emotive sound.
Artist Website www.cellophony.net
‘An impressive debut’. BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
‘The unanimity of the playing and the diverse nature of these performances make this Cellophony CD exceptional’ GRAMOPHONE
‘…luxuriant performances’. STRAD
‘Cellophony is a remarkable group… I urge you to hear them’. INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
‘In terms of lustrous tone, accuracy of intonation and immaculate blend their playing is impossible to fault’. CLASSICAL EAR
‘An exceptional disc in many ways’. WORDS AND MUSIC
‘Just blows you away… thrown off with terrific panache’. DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘A bold and brilliant bunch’ TIMES
‘Imaginative and inspiring’. FINANCIAL TIMES
‘Dazzling virtuosity’. INDEPENDENT
‘Remarkable… breathtaking sonorities, ambiguities and audacities’. GUARDIAN