Germans lament top cellist, 50News
The oustanding and versatile cellist Sebastian Hess has died suddenly of an aneurysm.
A student of William Pleeth and Mstislav Rostropovich, he enjoyed a diverse career as a soloist on both baroque and modern instruments. He had close relationships with contemporary composers Moritz Eggert, Jörg Widmann, Hans-Jürgen von Bose and the late Hans Werner Henze.
Hess, who was 50, taught in Munich at the at the University of Music and the Richard Strauss Conservatoire.