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Cello Birthdays – 20 August


Luigi Forino

(20 August 1868 — 5 June 1936)

Italian cellist, cello historian, music editor, and academic

Cover of Book by Luigi Forino - Il Violoncello Il Violoncellista ed i Violoncellisti

Here is his “Preghiere” No. 3, Op. 27, for four cellos performed by the Polish Cello Quartet (cellists Wojciech Fudala, Tomasz Daroch, Adam Krzeszowiec, and Krzysztof Karpeta):


Terry King

 Happy birthday!

American cellist, cello teacher, and cello historian

Terry King

Here he performs the Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major with pianist Robert Moeling:


Patricia Cimpoiasu

Happy birthday!

Romanian cellist – cellist of the Amadeus Quartet (an all-female electric string quartet)

Patricia Cimpoiasu

Here she plays “She’s The One” as a member of the Amadeus Quartet:

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.