Mats Lidstrom

Mats Lidström (born 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a cellist currently living in London. In 1993 he was appointed professor at the Royal Academy of Music in 1993 by Lynn Harrell (an Honorary Associate awarded in 1998), where he continues to teach.

He began his own education in Sweden at Gothenburg University and studied under Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins at the Julliard School of Music, New York. He was the recipient of the Palmaer Prize, Sweden in 1998.

His international career, now as a soloist, and previously as principal cellist has seen him working with some of the worlds top orchestras, conductors and alongside other soloists, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nigel Kennedy, Colin Carr, most of whom he has also recorded with on various labels.

He is dedicated to finding undiscovered music for his instrument and has recorded works by many lesser known composers, such as Koechlin, Kabalevsky, Kalstenius and others. Furthmore, he is ever increasingly spending time transcribing works originally for orchestra, piano solo and other instrumental combinations for cello (often with piano accompaniment). His personal favourite combination is in fact two cellos with piano.

As a young boy he became hooked on Hergé"s series, The Adventures of Tintin, and in 2004 he premiered his own work for cello and piano, Suite Tintin. Each movement concentrates on a few frames from a specific story and recreates them musically. [1]. Various other compositions include "The Sea of Flowers is Rising Higher", Elegy for solo cello to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, "Carnival of Venice" for violin and two cellos, "Christmas Cookies" for mezzo-soprano and three cellos, "Pastoral and Parody" for cello and tuba, "No Stopping Now" for violin and piano, "Maze of Love" for voice, piano and symphony orchestra, "Interlude" for string quartet and orchestra.

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Kabalevsky - Cello Concerto No. 2 / Khachaturian - Cello Concerto / Rachmaninov - Vocalise - Mats Lidstrom, Vladimir Ashkenazy (CD)

Kabalevsky - Cello Concerto No. 2 / Khachaturian - Cello Concerto / Rachmaninov - Vocalise - Mats Lidstrom, Vladimir Ashkenazy (CD)

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