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Cello Birthdays – 30 August


Frederik Christian Funck

(30 August 1783 – 2 December 1866)

Danish cellist and composer

Frederik Christian Funck


Heinrich Warnke

(30 August 1870 – 6 August 1938)

German cellist

Heinrich Warnke

He also worked in the USA. He was the Boston Symphony Orchestra principal cello, 1905-1910, and was in the cello section from 1905 to 1918.


Penelope Lynex

  (30 August 1936 – 26 August 2015)

British cellist, teacher, and author

Penelope Lynex

Here is a recording of her playing Frank Bridge’s “Melodie” with pianist Alexander Wells:

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.