Cologne Piano Trio – Biography - Joanna Sachryn, Cello

Joanna Sachryn, Cello

Joanna Sachryn

has gained a reputation as one of the most striking cellists of her generation through her play, which is influenced by passionate intensity, brilliant technique and a fascinating emotional range.

Her first cello lesson which she received at the “Musiklyzeum” in her hometown Stettin in Poland, was followed by studies in the class of Prof. Gerhard Mantel in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

A two-year scholarship with William Pleeth in London, cello literature studies with Mstislaw Rostropovich, as well as her collaboration with artists like Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Murry Perahia and Rudolf Barschai, for example, influenced her musical understanding.

At the age of only 17, Joanna Sachryn was appointed solo cellist at the Stettin Opera – followed by engagements in the most important European orchestras like the Munich Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra London, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

As a popular chamber musician and committed interpret of contemporary music, she can already look back to a successful career.

She plays concerts on national and international stages with famous ensembles like the String Trio Orfeo, Hilliard Ensemble London, New Ton Ensemble Vienna, Musica Viva Basel, Bronsky Ritual Cologne and the Korean Chamber Ensemble.

As a sought-after teacher, the artist regularly holds cello- and chamber music masterclasses in Germany, South America and Korea.

Since 2014 Joanna Sachryn holds a guest professorship at the Tongji University of Shanghai (China)

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