The eminent US cellist Lynn Harrell has died at 76.
Joining the cello section of the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 18 and named principal cellist two years later, Harrell spent seven years with the orchestra before launching a career as a soloist and chamber musician. His work in a piano trio with pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and violinist Itzhak Perlman yielded a number of acclaimed recordings, two of which won Grammy awards. Harrell also taught at the Juilliard School, the Aspen Festival, London’s Royal Academy of Music and other institutions.
An obituary from The Strad magazine: