I do love this instrument and feel very fortunate to be its current temporary custodian. Not only is it beautiful to play, it is beautiful to look at, to touch, to feel and to smell. It has a lovely personality, and a definite warmth and depth to its sound. Now as a mature player, it feels right to have an instrument I treasure, one I really love to play.
One of the best features of any cello is the lustrous sound it can produce. There are of course so many wonderful melodies written for it in orchestral, chamber and solo repertoire.
I look forward to returning to the stage with my wonderful musical colleagues as soon as we can. It can be a lonely time for musicians at home right now, as at heart we all love to perform, but I continue to play my beautiful cello, and above all always to enjoy my music.
What would the world be without music?