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Fri 25 Nov 2016, 10:30am–12:15pm

Where: Ellerslie War Memorial Hall, 138 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $12.00
  • Non - Members: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: bryce_chris

Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismark (Cello Section Principal) accompanied by Tatiana Lanchtchikova will play a sonatina by A. Honegger in three movements, and the famous Kol Nidrei by M. Bruch. Eliah will also play solo a few movements from Bach's C-major Suite and talk about his life and music.

Cellist Eliah Sakakushev enjoys a versatile career as chamber musician, soloist, orchestra lead cellist and teacher. His numerous concert appearances and tours have made him feel a world citizen, being often on the stage in Europe, Israel, Brazil, Argentina, the USA, Russia, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. 

Born in Bulgaria, Eliah was admitted to the Special School for Musicians in his hometown Plovdiv at
the age of 7. Ten years later he moved on to study at the Vienna University of Music. Since 2003 Eliah has been the principal cellist of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga (Spain), the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (Brazil), the Philharmonic Orchestra of Regensburg (Germany), as well as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand).

He has also collaborated with the Basque National Orchestra, (Spain) and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais (Brazil). With the Festival String Orchestra “I Palpiti” Eliah performed frequently in venues such as Disney Hall (Los Angeles) and Carnegie Hall (New York).

Eliah has recorded the entire work for cello and piano by Robert Schumann and another CD with selected suites J. S. Bach. A portrait CD of contemporary German composer F.-F. Kaern in cooperation with the German Radio Deutschland Radio Kultur was released in 2000. Eliah’s concert appearances have been broadcasted by Deutschland Radio Kultur, Classical Arts Showcase (USA), Radio Cultura (Brazil), Israel’s Kol haMusika, the Bulgarian National Radio and Radio New Zealand Concert.

Eliah plays a master cello by French luthier Leon Bernardel, Paris 1899. He dominates six languages and lives in Auckland.

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