Matthias Michael Beckmann, 5 string Cello

Matthias Michael Beckmann ranks as a pioneer of the cello: playing a unique 5-stringed cello with a descant E string and a range of five octaves, he is the first musician to perform the entire cello repertoire from Bach to Gulda on a 5-stringed instrument.

He is a founder-member of the SALZBURG MOZART QUARTET, with which he has performed worldwide for many years. CD recordings document the Quartet's successful career.

As a soloist, Matthias Michael Beckmann is best known for his rendering of works by Haydn, Boccherini, Vivaldi, Dvořák and Gulda, and since 2007 also for premièring works for 5-stringed cello.

His latest CD recordings of the six cello suites and the sonatas for viola da gamba by J. S. Bach have been acclaimed by critics and public alike.


J.S.Bach - 6 Cello-Suiten
The cellist plays the six suites on a unique five-stringed cello.
 The high notes, radiant yet mellow, that he coaxes from his fifth string are truly breathtaking ..." Drehpunkt Kultur / H.Klappacher
J.S. Bach - The Gamba Sonata
J.S. Bach’s Masterpiece: Compositions full of inner strength. The virtuosic cellist plays the Gamba Sonatas with a unique five-stringed cello, accompanied by piano & double bass.
Music that goes straight to the very core of the human soul. "Drehpunkt Kultur / Paul Kornbeck

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