Celebrated cellist János Starker dies

07 May 2013

János Starker

The great Hungarian cellist János Starker, who gave the first performance of Ernst von Dohnanyi’s Konzertstuck für violoncello und orchestra, died on 28th April at the age of 88.

A former principal cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Starker was one of the world’s most recorded cellists, and as a soloist he was greatly sought-after and highly acclaimed, particularly renowned for his interpretation of the music of Bach. He received a Grammy Award for his 1997 recording of the composer’s solo cello suites.