The cellists of the 2017 Adam Chamber Music Festival with soprano Jenny Wollerman (left)

The cellists of the 2017 Adam Chamber Music Festival with soprano Jenny Wollerman (left) Photo: Adam Chamber Music Festival

A charm of cellists gathered to provide a particular focus on the instrument at the 2017 Adam Chamber Music Festival. There were performances of all five Beethoven Cello Sonatas and special guest Matthew Barley played a solo recital.

Then all 13 cellists performed together in various combinations at two concerts in Nelson Cathedral.

Pictured above, from left, Jenny Wollerman (not a cellist - she sang Villa-Lobos), Andrew Joyce, Ken Ichinose, James Tennant, Edith Salzmann, Matthew Barley, Inbal Megiddo, Ashley Brown, Brigid O'Meeghan, Rolf Gjelsten, Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck, Heleen du Plessis, Anna-Marie Alloway, and Julian Smiles.

Recorded in Nelson Cathedral, 10 February 2017.

For RNZ Concert and RNZ Music
Tim Dodd, Producer
Graham Kennedy, Darryl Stack, Recording Engineers