Mischa Maisky, 70

January 10, 2018 by norman lebrecht


Hard to believe but the long-haired cellist from Latvia is 70 today… and still playing strong.

He is the only cellist ever to have studied with both Piatogorsky and Rostropovich and probably the only concert artist to serve time in both a Soviet jail and a mental institution.

He emigrated to Israel in 1972 and has since made his peace with Moscow.

Happy birthday, Mischa!

Comments (8)

    1. Steve says:

      except Misha is cooler :))

      1. Pianofortissimo says:

        … but his characteristic, energic playing makes him the Rambo of the cello.

    2. Sue says:

      Oh, and does he also drive trucks into peoples’ houses to demonstrate his testosterone?

  1. John Edward Niles says:

    A great artist! Happy Birthday, Mischa Maisky.

  2. Jan Kaznowski says:

    IN the last 5 years, MM has fathered two more children, to accompany several others in earlier decades. Good for him

  3. Steve Padnes says:

    A wonderful cellist! Does he ever come to philadelphia to play? If so, ill buy my tickets now!

  4. Olga says:

    A wonderful cellist! Happy birthday, Mischa Maisky!

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