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After receiving First Prize at both the ARD Competition and the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann, Danjulo Ishizaka is ranked among the most outstanding cellists of his generation. He studied with Boris Pergamenschikow and Tabea Zimmermann and gave his first recital at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall at the age of 17, followed by further débuts, including Carnegie Hall (2006). In 2012 he was awarded Japan’s most outstanding music prize, the Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award. His CD recordings have been selected for the coveted German Echo Klassik Prize as well as the Gramophone Award. Danjulo Ishizaka is a welcome guest at a multitude of renowned festivals; as a soloist, he performs worldwide with leading orchestras from London, Vienna, Tokyo, Detroit, and with conductors of the likes of Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Jurowski, Michael Sanderling, and Leonard Slatkin. One of the instruments he plays is the Stradivarius cello “Feuermann” (1730), on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. Danjulo is Cello Professor at Basel Music Academy and Berlin University of the Arts.
 

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