Ulrich Heinen was born in Germany and studied at the Cologne Conservatoire and at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He won several national and international competitions, most notably the prestigious Rostropovich Competition in La Rochelle (France). After graduating he became principal cello with the Radio Orchestra Saarbrücken in Germany. He then moved to England, at Sir Simon Rattle’s invitation, to become principal cellist and section leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist he has performed many concertos with the CBSO and other orchestras including the Schumann, Elgar, Haydn and Colin Mathews. His many recordings have received excellent reviews.
John Humphreys was born in Liverpool and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He was awarded one of four scholarships by the Austrian Government to study in Vienna and on his return to this country made his Wigmore Hall debut with Busoni's rarely heard 'Fantasia Contrappuntistica'. Since then he has appeared throughout the country as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician.
Gamba Sonata No.2 in D major, S.1028 - Bach
Sonata in g minor, Op.5, No 2. - Beethoven
'Silent Woods', B.173 - Dvorak
Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915) - Debussy
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