Cellists star with ACO2


German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott joins ACO2, with ACO Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve and Director and Violinist Richard Tognetti,  for a programme of Vivaldi cello concerti, string works by Handel, Rautavaara, Stravinsky and Bartók, and Bloch’s From Jewish Life. Richard Tognetti, calls this program “a classic showcase of string orchestra repertoire”.  Daniel Müller-Schott plays a 1727 Venetian made “Ex Shapiro” Matteo Goffriller cello.

ACO2, described as the “precocious little sister” of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, offers the next generation of talented young Australian musicians to work with the stars of the ACO, creating a fresh and energised combined ensemble. The young musicians have all participated in the ACO’s Emerging Artist Program and many already play in the state symphony orchestras whilst choosing to spend time learning with and experiencing the ACO’s performance style.

Daniel Müller-Schott was born in Munich in November 1976. He studied under Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. A scholarship awarded by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation enabled him to study privately for a year with Mstislav Rostropovitch. At just fifteen, he sensationally won the 1st Prize at the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.

Since then, he has worked with the world’s best orchestras, amongst them the New York Philharmonic,  the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Gewandhausorchestra Leipzig, the Munich Philharmonic, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. In Asia, he performs with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan (NSO) and the Seoul Philharmonic. He has worked with conductors like Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Neeme Järvi, Neville Marriner, Gianandrea Noseda and Kurt Masur.

Daniel Müller-Schott has an extensive discography, from the Cello Suites of J S Bach, and the recently released Solo Suites by Britten on the ORFEO label, for which he received the Diapason d’Or award in France. He won the Quarterly Prize of German Record Critics for his recordings of the Elgar and Walton Cello Concertos and for his CD of the Shostakovich Cello Concertos recorded with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra under Yakov Kreizberg. Other awards include the Diapason d’Or, the Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Strad Selection, and the BBC Music Magazine’s “CD of the month”.

There is a 10% off Adult tickets to the Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June concerts*.

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Richard Tognetti – Director & Violin
Daniel Müller-Schott – Cello
Timo-Veikko Valve – Cello

VIVALDI Concerto for Two Cellos, RV531
VIVALDI Cello Concerto in G major, RV413
STRAVINSKY Concerto in D
HANDEL Concerto Grosso No.11 in A
BARTÓK Divertimento
BLOCH From Jewish Life

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