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Cello Birthdays – 15 October


Julius Cabisius

(15 October 1841 – 3 April 1898)

German cellist

Julius Cabisius


Ernst Silberstein

(15 October 1900 – 26 September 1985)

German-American cellist

Ernst Silberstein

Ernst Silberstein, 1960. Photo: Geoffrey Landesman


Dag Wirén

(15 October 1905 – 19 April 1986)

Swedish composer (married to cellist Noel Franks)

Dag Wirén c. 1960

Here is his Concerto for cello and orchestra, Op. 10 (1936), performed by cellist Mats Rodin with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Petri Sakari:


Phoebe Carrai

Happy birthday!

American baroque cellist

Phoebe Carrai

Here she performs Bach Suite No. 3 in C Major:

Your Turn

Know of other cellists, cello makers, composers of music played by cellists, or those with a strong tie to the cello world born on this day? This is a work in progress. We’d love to hear from you if you have suggestions, additions, or corrections. Thank you!

We include those with recordings and/or images available online.