A good time to break a good cellist

A good time to break a good cellist


norman lebrecht

June 09, 2020

Oliver Herbert, who’s 22, has his first recording out this week.

There is nothing flash about him. He’s a quiet, discreet, respectful young musician embarking on what may be a major career and he talks humbly to Zsolt Bognar on Living the Classical Life. Oliver is the son of Chicago Symphony principal timpanist David Herbert.



  • Anon says:

    A stunning musician and a wonderful person. Congrats, Oliver!

  • Larry says:

    What a wonderful interview. I’m a 72 year old lawyer and it filled me with new energy. Thanks to both of you.

  • Bruce says:

    The reaction shot at 24:34 is priceless.