Artist Bios

Gavriel Lipkind, Cellist-In-Residence

"Lipkind is a total one-off [...] he plays as if possessed [...] This was edge-of-the-seat, white knuckle playing." The Independent (five stars review *****)

Gavriel Lipkind [] an intriguing and dynamic musician on stage, is also a person of great creativity and thought, intellectual involvement and kindness.

Born in 1977 in Israel, he very early enjoyed a stellar rise to fame and appeared in some of the world’s most prestigious venues with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony, working alongside outstanding musicians such as Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Philippe Entremont, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Yehudi Menuhin, Pinchas Zukerman, Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer.

Having graduated from three major academies on three continents and having won more than twelve top prizes in major competitions, Lipkind found himself at the pinnacle of his youthful achievements.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote of him: „A new star ascends the cello sky [...] The young Israeli cellist is one of the major musicians to have entered the music scene in recent years.

In spite of his fulminant success as a musician, Lipkind decided aged 23 to take a sabbatical to focus wholly on the innermost depths of his musicianship - to work reflectively on his repertoire, liaise with composers and make recordings of the highest quality.

At this pivotal point in his development Lipkind produced two contrasting recordings: Miniatures and Folklore, featuring his own arrangements and Single Voice Polyphony (Volume I), showcasing Bach Cello Suites. These productions have already become celebrated jewels in the music world and represent very different, yet equally important facets of Lipkind’s musical creativity – his own compositional voice, coupled with a deep knowledge of the cello – and both show him moving from strength to strength as a conceptual musician and a true expressive virtuoso. As well as all the major works for cello, Lipkind’s repertoire now also encompasses numerous rarities, newly commissioned works and his own arrangements and transcriptions.

Lipkind plays a unique Italian cello labeled "Aloysius Michael Garani (Bologna, 1702)" estimated, however, to have been completed in the years 1670-1680; An enigma which has come to be known as “The Zihrhonheimer cello”. This instrument has been made available thanks to the generous support of D. & M. P.

"Gavriel Lipkind proves that he is certainly the finest cellist playing today." Bernhard Greenhouse

For more informations please visit or contact us:

Florentine Gallwas
Communications Coordinator & Editor
Lipkind Productions
+49 175 5448927

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