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Cello Birthdays – 6 August


Ernesto Lecuona

(6 August 1896 – 29 November 1963)

Cuban composer and pianist

Photo of Ernesto Lecuona: dedicated to Gonzalo Roig

Here is his “La Cumparsita” performed by cellist Yorick Abel and pianist Yamilé Cruz Montero:


Jan Gilbert

Happy 75th birthday!

American cellist, composer, electronic music specialist, and music professor

Jan Gilbert

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.