Mischa Maisky performs pyrotechnics on the cello, but above all he is a complete artist, who leaves no one indifferent. The spirit and lyricism of his playing express the urgency of a musician desperate to communicate his deepest emotions with the public.

“I’m genuinely the kind of musician who tends to exaggerate a lot of things. Because I don’t play on stage for connoisseurs... I think of people who are listening to this music for the first time in their lives, to help them to discover and notice and appreciate. I prefer to do too much than to do too little, and I hope people will enjoy.” Mischa Maisky

Ravel spent nearly 3 years working on Daphnis et Chloé, which he referred to as a ‘choreographic symphony’. The scene in which the two lovers find each other again at sunrise is one of the most poetic musical renderings of a nature painting: the rustling of the wood gives way to bird songs, which in turn overflow into a passionate melody.


Guillaume Connesson • Céléphaïs (2017)
Ottorino Respighi • Adagio con variazioni
Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 33
Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé



Stéphane Denève


Stéphane Denève is the music director of the Brussels Philharmonic. This top French conductor designs his programmes combining 21st century music with the great classics, thereby opening up a dialogue between the repertoire of the past and that of the future.

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Mischa Maisky, cello


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