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Cello Birthdays – 3 November


Vincenzo Bellini

(3 November 1801 – 23 September 1835)

Sicilian opera composer

Vincenzo Bellini by Giuseppe Tivoli

Vincenzo Bellini by Giuseppe Tivoli

Here is a recording of his “Casta Diva” from Norma, Act I, arranged by Mathieu Herzog, recorded by Camille Thomas with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Stéphane Denève:


Léon Jacquard

(3 November 1826 — 27 March 1886)

French cellist and composer

Léon Jacquard


Louis Hegyesi (Louis Spitzer)

(3 November 1853 – 27 February 1894)

Hungarian cellist

Louis Hegyesi


Douglas Cameron

(3 November 1903– 20 August 1974)

British cellist and teacher

Douglas Cameron


Frans Helmerson

Happy birthday!

Swedish cellist, pedagogue, and conductor

Frans Helmerson

Here is a recording of him performing the Prelude of Bach Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012:


Melissa “Missy” Hasin

Happy birthday!

American cellist

Melissa Hasin

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.