Giovanni Battista Guadagnini 1783 - Cello

Played by Torleif Thedeen


Torleif Thedeen

My name is Torleif Thedeen, and I’m lucky enough to play the Guadagnini cello from 1783, previously owned by Mstislav Rostropovich, and now owned by the Dextra Foundation.

This cello is a constant challenge and a constant inspiration for me to look for colours, depth and overtones.

I would say, every day I practice on this cello I find new qualities and new colours. I’m very grateful for being able to play it.


Britten - Lamento from Suite for Cello op. 72


Ingles & Hayday