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Tortelier

Paul . 1914--90, French cellist and composer
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Yan Pascal Tortelier was once rehearsing a London Orchestra with his father Paul Tortelier the cello soloist.
Some of the artists involved are Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Paul Tortelier, Sir Charles Mackerras, Christoph Eschenbach, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Andrew Litton; Richard Hickox, Paavo Jarvi, with ensembles such as the English Chamber Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and a host of others.
What has brought the likes of Alfred Brendel, Paul Tortelier, Yehudi Menuhin, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Jonathan Miller, Evelyn Glennie, Vladimir Ashkenazy and dozens of other top-class artists to the depths of Staffordshire?
The North West seems to have played an important part in Pascal's music life as, nearly four decades ago, he made his debut in this country as a teenager at Chester Cathedral, playing in the Brahms Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra with his famous father, Paul Tortelier.
Just a few of these famous names were Victoria de los Angeles, Gerard Souzay, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rita Streich, Boris Christoff, Moura Lympa-ny, Clifford Curson, Arthur Rubinstein, Wilhelm Kempff, Josef Suk, Paul Tortelier and Segovia.
The BBC Philharmonic - which now stages a regular concert series at Chester Cathedral - has had a successful 10 years under Tortelier, son of legendary cellist Paul Tortelier.
Among the former BCMS can boast appearances by the Smetana Quartet, the Beaux Arts Trio, Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten, Rosalyn Tureck, Paul Tortelier, Dennis Brain .