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Christian Elliott Principal

Christian Elliott is highly sought after as chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral player. He was recently appointed Principal Cellist of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and is the cellist of the Zehetmair Quartet and the Phoenix Piano Trio. Christian joined the Zehetmair Quartet in March 2014, which performs string quartets from memory, with whom he has appeared at Europe’s most prestigious venues and music festivals. His first recording with the Phoenix Piano Trio is entitled 1840’s Leipzig, which features works by Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. He will also be recording the complete Beethoven cello and piano music in 2017 with pianist Robin Green. Resident in Edinburgh, Christian is a founding member of the Raeburn Quartet which performs on classical period instruments. Also a composer, Christian premiered his own string sextet composition at Wigmore Hall in July 2012, commissioned by Steven Isserlis to commemorate the Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar’s 40th anniversary. Other commissions include a work for the Francoise-Green Piano Duo, and a solo viola work for Ruth Killius featured on her most recent solo disc.


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