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Raphael Wallfisch (born 15 June 1953, London) is a British cellist.

Wallfisch was born into a family of distinguished musicians, his father the pianist Peter Wallfisch and his mother the cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, who is one of the last known surviving members of the Girl orchestra of Auschwitz. It quickly became clear in Wallfisch's childhood that he would dedicate his life to the cello, and thus he was provided, from the outset, with the guidance of such teachers as Amaryllis Fleming, Amedeo Baldovino, and Derek Simpson and Gregor Piatigorsky. Today, Wallfisch is in high demand as a performer and a teacher throughout the world, and in particular, he has been appointed to the faculties of the Konservatorium Zürich Winterthur and the Musikhochschule Mainz. A prizewinner at the International Gaspar Cassadó Cello Competition in Florence, Wallfisch has made CD recordings of almost the entire cello repertoire, including works by Britten, Finzi, Kenneth Leighton, Shostakovich, Ernest Bloch, Maurice Ravel, William Busch, Robert Schumann, Alexander von Zemlinsky and Tchaikovsky.

His wife is the Australian Baroque violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch. His sister is the psychotherapist Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 Music for Cello & Orchestra Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; English Chamber Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon, Raphael Wallfisch 1
1984 Barber: Cello Concerto / Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no. 1 Samuel Barber, Dmitri Shostakovich; Raphael Wallfisch, English Chamber Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon 1
1986 Cello Concerto / Sinfonietta Ernest John Moeran; Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Norman Del Mar, Raphael Wallfisch 1
1987 Cello Concerto Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Raphael Wallfisch 1
1987 Sinfonia Concertante / Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 3 Sergey Prokofiev; Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Raphael Wallfisch 1
1988 Don Quixote / Romanze in F / Ruhe, meine Seele! / Gesang der Apollopriesterin Richard Strauss; The Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Raphael Wallfisch, Felicity Lott 1
1988 Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto no. 2, op. 77 / Khachaturian: Cello Concerto / Glazunov: Chant du Ménestrel, op. 71 Kabalevsky, Khachaturian, Glazunov; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Raphael Wallfisch 1
1989 Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, op. 102 / Bruch: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra no. 1, op. 26 Johannes Brahms, Max Bruch; London Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Raphael Wallfisch, Lydia Mordkovitch 2
1989 Cello Concerto / Symphony no. 3 "Laudes musicae" Kenneth Leighton; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Neil Mackie, Raphael Wallfisch 2
1989 Dvorák: Cello Concerto / Dohnányi: Konzertstück Dvořák, Dohnányi; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Raphael Wallfisch 1
1992 Cello Concertos 1 & 2 / Concertino Martinů; Raphael Wallfisch, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek 1
1995 Cello Concerti, Volume 1: RV 389, 399, 404, 406, 410, 419 Antonio Vivaldi; City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer, Raphael Wallfisch 1
2000 English Cello Sonatas Rubbra, Moeran, Ireland; Raphael Wallfisch, John York 1
2001 Cello Concertos Finzi, Leighton; Raphael Wallfisch 1
Finzi: Cello Concerto / Leighton: Suite "Veris Gratia" Gerald Finzi, Kenneth Leighton; Raphael Wallfisch, George Caird, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto no. 2 Compilation Dmitry Kabalevsky; Lydia Mordkovitch, Raphael Wallfisch 1
2002 Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto Compilation Aram Khachaturian; Lydia Mordkovitch, Raphael Wallfisch 1
2003 Orchestral Works, Volume 1: Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto / Morning Song (Maytime in Sussex) Compilation Sir Arnold Bax; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, Lydia Mordkovitch, Raphael Wallfisch, Margaret Fingerhut 1
2004 Symphony no. 2 in F minor / Six Songs / Romanze for Cello and Orchestra Compilation Richard Strauss; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Eileen Hulse, Raphael Wallfisch 1
2005 Sinfonietta / Sinfonia Concertante / Divertimento Compilation Sergey Prokofiev; Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Raphael Wallfisch 1
2006 Violin and Cello Concertos Compilation Gerald Finzi; Tasmin Little, Raphael Wallfisch, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1

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