Oren Shevlin

- cello -


Debut CD Cologne Chamber Soloists

A lost work by the English composer Gerald Finzi was again discovered and recorded in a world premiere. Oren Shevlin is cellist of the Cologne Chamber Soloists. The CD will be released in early May [...] Read more

Schumann-Cello Concerto with the WDR Symphony Orchestra

"These are light and airy performances, with Oren Shevlin a poignant and intensely lyrical soloist in the Cello Concerto..." (BBC Music Magazine)
Oren Shevlin has recorded Schumann's [...] Read more

New CD: Works by Donatoni

Oren Shevlin's new CD was presented at the Witten Days for New Chamber Music. The album with works by Donatoni is released by the label "Edition Zeitklang".

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Oren Shevlin was born in 1969 in Oldham, England, he studied with Raphael Sommer, Boris Pergamenschikow and Frans Helmerson, at Chethams School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He completed his studies at the Guildhall School of Music, London, and at the Hochschule für Musik, Cologne, both times with the highest honours. He was successful also at the “International Paulo Cello Competition” in Helsinki 1996 (2nd Prize) as well as at the Rostropovich Cello Competition with the 2nd Grand Prix in 2001.

In addition to giving numerous Solo performances with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne (of which he has been principal cellist since 1998) he has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Finnish Radio Symphony, Gürzenich, Moscow New Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerakademie, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and the Orchestre National de France. He has recorded works of Joseph Haydn for Naxos and appeared several times at the “Wigmore Hall” in London.

As a soloist he has collaberated with numerous conductors including Sir André Previn, Mikhail Jurowskij, Eliahu Inbal, Peter Rundel, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Christoph Eschenbach, Emilio Pomarico, Lothar Zagrosek, and Oliver Knussen. In the last season a highlight was performances of “Seven Words” of Sofia Gubaidulina together with Elsbeth Moser under the baton of Michael Sanderling.

Further to his work with his piano trio, the “Shevlin Trio”, his chamber music partners have included Pinchas Zukerman, Fazil Say, Renaud Capuçon, [...] Read more


Ein•Klang - Chamber Music for Cologne

Sunday, 5th February 2017
Location: Cologne
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Concert in Warfleth

Saturday, 18th March 2017
Location: Warfleth
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Ein•Klang - Chamber Music for Cologne

Sunday, 23rd April 2017
Location: Cologne
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Ein•Klang - Chamber Music for Cologne

Monday, 24th April 2017
Location: Bonn
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