09 May 2012

The 12 Cellists: past and present (14 min.)

The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker are a prominent institution on the international music scene – and have been now for four decades! No matter what genre the musicians turn their hands to, their performances are a unique chamber music collaboration by twelve soloists, who through years of practice together are well-attuned to each other – on 48 strings, from low C to harmonics high above the stave. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the 12 Cellists, we take a look behind the scenes in a short documentary.

The concert