Christopher Lecian - cello
The Czech violoncellist Christopher Lecian studied at the Conservatory of Prague under Professor František Pišinger (member of the Dvořák Quartet). After taking several courses under Professor Yvan Chiffoleau and following seminars given by Lynn Harrell, he has been studying since 1995 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Professor Miloš Sádlo. He had by then already achieved success in various competition for interpreters.
He possesses the necessary prerequisites for this instrument to an extraordinary extent: Professor Miloš Sádlo considers him to be the greatest talent he has ever taught. Lecian has already mastered an extensive range of solo works by Bloch, Dvořák, Haydn, Elgar, Lalo, Martinů, Paganini, Schumann, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikowsky. His repertoire includes other most demanding compositions: Bach's Suites, Sonatas by Beethoven, Boccherini, Brahms, Debussy, Franck, Kodály, Locatelli, Shostakovich, variations by Martinů and many others.