Robin Aitchison’s cellos are being played around the world by soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral cellists in a fascinating range of classical and contemporary concerts. After The Cello Maker, a beautiful film about Robin’s work, you can browse through a series of videos of Robin’s instruments in action. The sound quality will be best if you use headphones or good speakers.

The Cello Maker: a film about Robin Aitchison made by the Academy of Ancient Music in 2019

Robin Aitchison and Stephen Orton discuss Stephen’s Montagnana copy

Samara Ginsberg plays her 2016 Aitchison Guadagnini copy by in her arrangement of the Inspector Gadget theme for 8 cellos

Abel Selaocoe performs the Adagio from Piatti’s Cello Sonata No. 7 in D Major, I. 84

Extract from Giovanni Sollima’s L.B. Files performed by Abel Selaocoe on his Montagnana copy by Robin Aitchison with BBC NOW.

Matthew Sharp performs the denouement from Death’s Cabaret – A Love Story on his copy of the ex-Pergamenschikow Montagnana cello by Robin Aitchison

Mikhail and Elena Nemtsov play the 3rd movement of the Roxburgh Sonata recorded live at the Warehouse London

Mikhail Nemtsov & the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg perform an arrangement of the
Schubert Arpeggione sonata

Mikhail and Elena Nemtsov play Faure, Debussy & Saint-Saens in a recital at Manchester’s RNCM

Matthew Sharp performs the 1st movement from the Hans Gal Concertino for Cello and String Orchestra on his copy of the ex-Pergamenschikow Montagnana cello by Robin Aitchison

Urška Horvat and Helena Švigelj play the Gavotte from the Popper Suite for two Cellos, Op. 16 on copies of the ex-Pergamenschikow Montagnana cello by Robin Aitchison

Chris Murray performs with the Heath Quartet on his willow-backed copy of the Marquis de Corberon Stradivari of 1726

Stephen Orton performs with the Chilingirian Quartet on his copy of a Montagnana cello by Robin Aitchison

Photo sequence of Robin Aitchison carving a Montagnana scroll copy

Robin Aitchison thicknessing a cello front

Robin Aitchison finishing the f holes on a Montagnana copy

Robin Aitchison cutting final Montagnana shavings

Robin Aitchison gluing up the centre joint on a maple back

Robin Aitchison, Andrew Ryan and Samuel Zygmuntowicz discuss the process they go through in setting up instruments for sound.

Video gallery - Robin Aitchison cello maker

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