Cellissimo: ‘The Cellist’ – Film

Date 31.03.2021 - 31.03.2021
Time 04:00 PM
Organiser Music for Galway
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Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present


The Cellist – a film by Murray Grigor

Supporting his family at 8, playing for silent movies, surviving pogroms, Piatigorsky became principal cellist of the Bolshoi at 15 & met Lenin. Virtuoso cellist and raconteur, escaping the Soviet Union made him an action hero.

Fleeing Europe in 1939 to become an American, ‘The Cellist’ revels in his musicianship, wit & humanity, as recounted by the virtuosic cellists and musicians he taught.


The ticket also includes a talk by Ludmila Snigireva about the legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who will be joined in conversation by his former student Mischa Maisky. The Rostropovich Talk starts at 3.00pm.

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