Adrian Brendel

One of the most versatile and original cellists of his generation, Adrian Brendel has travelled the world as soloist, collaborator and teacher. In 2014 he became a member of the Nash Ensemble of London.

Adrian first studied the cello with William Pleeth and went on to study with Alexander Baillie and Frans Helmerson in London and Cologne.

In great demand as a recitalist and soloist, his chamber music partners include Imogen Cooper, Till Fellner, Tim Horton, Kit Armstrong, Henning Kraggerud, and Lisa Batiashvili. Over the last two years he has visited the Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Verbier, Salzburg, Enescu, Schubertiade and Ruhr festivals, and is a frequent visitor to the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, and Amsterdam Concertgebouw. He has performed concertos with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, RSNO, SCO and many orchestras across Germany and Eastern Europe.

Adrian is artistic director of the Plush festival, held every summer in Plush, Dorset since 1995.