Anita Lasker-Wallfisch is 95

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch is 95


norman lebrecht

July 17, 2020

The conscience of the cello has a birthday today.

We pray she will be with us for many years to come.



  • The View from America says:

    A wonderful person with great inner fortitude — and an inspiration to us all.

  • Leo Doherty says:

    Happy birthday Anita. A truly inspirational lady.

  • Una says:

    Wonderful woman. Met her through Heather Harper, and she gave me a lift once to Willesden Green station after a lesson and lunch one day. She was at Heather’s funeral last May. Do pray we have many more years of Anita.

  • Michael Turner (Conductor) says:

    An inspiration to us all.

  • Derek says:

    She is admirable.

    On seeing her interviews one is impressed by her courage, strength of character and razor sharp clarity of thought.

  • Marios Papadopoulos says:

    Indeed. She is an inspiration to us all.

  • E says:

    What a human being! Thank you for posting this.

  • Nick2 says:

    Many happy returns to a wonderful musician and a very brave lady.

  • erich says:

    A true inspiration for humanity. A wonderful lady.

  • Mazal Tov – until 120!!!
    Very best wishes for a very, very

  • Seán Hurley says:

    Belated birthday wishes to a great lady. The documentary charting her return to Auschwitz accompanied by her son Raphael is very moving. The gift of music which she and her family have bestowed on us is not just great joy but also a magnificent rebuff to evil.

  • Melisande says:

    Her eloquence in speech is matchless and impressive, but it is her deep feelings of humanity which will stay as an enduring understanding of and warning for evil.
    Many congratulations, Mrs. Lasker-Wallfisch.

  • Prix d’excellence says:

    Happy birthday Anita, good health and long life be yours always. The proof that music conquers all adversity. May her example continue to shine through, and her humanity touch numerous others.