Steven Isserlis CBE to perform at Soneva Fushi

Steven – The acclaimed British cellist Steven Isserlis CBE will be performing concerts at the award-winning luxury resort Soneva Fushi, located in the Maldives, from July 28 – August 02, 2015. Renowned worldwide for his technique and musicianship, Steven enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author and broadcaster.

Guests who stay at the resort during this time will be invited to attend the open-air sunset concerts, which will be held at multiple venues including a private sandbank in the middle of a UNESCO Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve in the Indian Ocean; Bar(a)bara, an overwater dining outlet; and the stunning outdoor Cinema Paradiso on Turtle Beach, with the widest screen in the Indian Ocean.

Junior Soneva guests will also be treated to a special children’s-themed concert from the musician, who has also authored several children’s books and musical stories.

Steven’s visit to Soneva is part of the resort’s rotating calendar of visiting practitioners and experts, which includes world-renowned musicians, artists, chefs, therapists and healers.

As a concerto soloist he appears regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, with recent engagements including performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival, Philharmonia, Cleveland, Minnesota, and NHK Orchestras. He gives recitals every season in major musical centres, and plays with many of the world’s leading chamber orchestras, including period-instrument ensembles.

As an educator Steven Isserlis gives frequent master classes all around the world, and for the past seventeen years he has been Artistic Director of the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove in Cornwall. As a writer and broadcaster he contributes regularly to leading publications and makes regular appearances on BBC Radio.

The recipient of many honours, Steven was awarded a CBE in 1998 in recognition of his services to music, and in 2000 he received the Schumann Prize of the City of Zwickau. In 2013 he became one of only two living cellists to be inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame.

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