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Cello Birthdays – 3 August


Antonio Lauro

(3 August 1917 – 18 April 1986)

Venezuelan composer

Antonio Lauro

Here is his Vals Venezolano No. 2 and his Vals Venezuelano Natalia, arranged for four cellos by Julia Floberg. Performed by the Delphia Cello Quartet. Cellists: Nora Doyle, Rosa Thompson-Vieira, Patricia Ryan, and  Julia Floberg.


Antony Cooke

 Happy birthday!

Australian-born American cellist, recording artist, former university professor, composer, and author of published books and articles on musicology and astronomy

Antony Cooke

Here is a track from his album, The Solo Cello. This is the third movement of Yakamochi, Op. 193, No. 2, by Alan Hovhaness:



Brent Kutzle

American cellist and bassist, songwriter, record producer, and film composer

Happy birthday!

Brent Kutzle playing a carbon fiber cello

He is the bassist and cellist for the band OneRepublic. Here he and Ryan Tedder perform “Apologize”:

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.