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Ferschtman, Dmitri (1945-Present)

He is a cellist born in Moscow, Russia who started to study while very young at the Central Music School and entered into the Moscow Conservatory in 1964.  In 1965, while still at the Conservatory, he became a co-founder of the Glinka String Quartet that would appear in a 1969 string quartet competition in Belgium and win the first prize.

After starting his professional career he would appear as soloist and a member of orchestras and in 1975 was conducted by Shostakovich on a recording of his work just a few weeks before his death.

He moved to the Netherlands to become a soloist and also teach and since that time has appeared with The Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra .

He has made several recordings throughout his career including works by Henrik Andriessen and Willem Pijper with the NRCO and in Russia with the Mahler Piano Quartet.

As a teacher he has been a faculty member, since 1988, of the International Holland Music Sessions and is currently a Professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory and The Hague Royal Conservatory. He also gives masterclasses in several countries including Japan, France and Germany.

He is the father of the violinist Liza Ferschtman.

Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra recordings
Hendrik Andriessen

Chromatic Variations ,
NM Classics 92023 (CD: Hendrik Andriessen)
ConductorDavid Porcelijn
FluteTom Reinders
Oboe – Herman Vincken
ViolinMaurits Bosman
Violincello – Dmitri Ferschtman

Here is a performing Bourree from J.S. Bach’s  Cello Suite No. 4…..