One of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation, the cellist Sebastian Hess studied with William Pleeths in London from 1990 to 1994 and then in 1997 was one of Mistislav Rostopovich’s select students. His musical activities cover a wide variety of styles, ranging from historical performance practice and classical-romantic repertoire up to his work together with modern composers such as Moritz Eggert, Jörg Widmann, Wolfgang Rihm, Rodion Shchedrin, Mikis Theodorakis and Hans Werner Henze.
Since his acclaimed solo debut at the South Bank Centre in London he has performed at international festivals both as a soloist with well-known orchestras and as a chamber musician. Sebastian Hess has also been active in numerous radio broadcasts and recordings and has been awarded numerous awards, including the music prize by the Federation of German Industries (BDI), a scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation, and the music prize of the Bayerischen Staatsregierung. Next to his engagements as a cellist, Sebastian Hess has also been active as a composer, as well as becoming increasingly involved in the production and programming of concerts.
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