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September 2023

Artists › Christian Elliott

Canadian cellist Christian Elliott enjoys a dynamic career as a chamber musician, soloist,  arranger and composer. Upon the recommendation of cellist Steven Isserlis and after a brief trial period, Christian joined the Zehetmair Quartet in March 2014, appearing at internationally celebrated venues and festivals. He was appointed Principal Cellist of the Irish Chamber Orchestra in 2016, with whom he has appeared as soloist and director. He is also cellist of the Phoenix Piano Trio, whose latest disc entitled “The Leipzig Circle” has met with critical acclaim. He is a frequent guest at festivals throughout the U.K. and Europe. As a composer, Christian premiered his own string sextet composition at London’s Wigmore Hall in July 2012, commissioned to commemorate the Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar’s 40th anniversary. Other commissions include a work for the Francoise-Green Piano Duo, and a solo viola work for Ruth Killius. Christian was invited to perform his own solo cello pieces at the Spike Alternative Cello Festival in Dublin in February 2020.

During the past year-and-a-half, Christian arranged and multi-track recorded works of all genres from the 16th to 21st centuries. These videos can be found on his youtube channel, ‘Christian Elliott cellist’, and several are featured on the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s facebook page