Steven Isserlis is a cellist whose passion for music transcends conventional divisions. Acclaimed worldwide for his musicality and technique alike, he is equally at home drawing the audience into his circle of friends for chamber music or in recital; delving into the historical archives to emerge with a forgotten gem; or on the concert platform with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras and conductors.
With an award-winning discography, Isserlis' recordings reflect his diverse interests in repertoire. He has made many successful recording including a growing number with Stephen Hough on Hyperion and a disc of children's cello music for BIS Records. The author of the sleeve notes for most of his recordings, Isserlis enjoys writing, and is a regular contributor to leading newspapers and journals. His children's history of the lives of six great composers Why Beethoven Threw the Stew was published by Faber