Cello soloist and baritone
‘When I heard that Robin had made a copy of the Montagnana which once belonged to my teacher Boris Pergamenschikow, I asked to try it. We met back stage at King’s Place and the cello felt like a rocket launcher! This cello occupies a frequency which can always be heard and allows me to channel my musical intentions in a focussed, fabulous, sensual way. I have never had so many people coming back stage after a performance and saying, ‘What is that cello you play?’ – even though I’ve performed on many exceptional Italian instruments in the past.’
Matthew Sharp plays a copy of the c.1735 Ex-Pergamenschikow Montagnana cello made by Robin Aitchison in 2013.
To see a video of Matthew Sharp playing his Montagnana copy, visit the Video Gallery.