Svetlana Mochalova

International Cellist

Biography

Recently described by James R. Oestreich, New York Times as:

‘…you had the sense that you were listening to the future, and the near future at that.’

In 2001 Svetlana received a full scholarship to study at The Purcell School, under Natalia Pavlutskaya. A scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music saw her studying with Hannah Roberts from 2006, and Svetlana graduated with first class honours prior to completing a Master of Music in Solo Performance with distinction.

Svetlana participated in a number of festivals and summer courses among them: Three Choirs Festival, MBNA Chester Muic Festival, Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles, International Kronberg Academy Cello Masterclasses, London Masterclasses and Manchester International Cello Festival.

She has taken part in masterclasses with Ralph Kirshbaum, Heinrich Schiff, Garry Hoffman, Lynn Harrell, Mstislav Rostropovich, Miklós Perényi, Raphael Wallfisch, Karine Georgian and Giovanni Sollima.

Svetlana was recently awarded the second prize at the Bromsgrove Festival International Young Musicians’ Platform and she is a member of the Britten-Pears Young Artrist Programme 2015.

Svetlana is extremely grateful for the support she has received during her studies at the RNCM and would like to thank the RNCM scholarship, The RPS Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation, Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Muriel Berry Scholarship, Leverhulme Trust, The Stephen Bell Charitable Trust Award, Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, The Haworth Trust and Help Musicians Postgraduate Performance Award.

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What The Critics Say

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‘…you had the sense that you were listening to the future, and the near future at that.’

James R. Oestreich, New York Times

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Repertoire List

Cello Concertos

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1

             Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb/2

Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Opus 107

Works for Solo Cello

Bach: Suite No.1, 2, 3

Britten: Suite No.3 Op. 87

Lutoslawski: Sacher Variations for violoncello solo

G. Sollima: ‘Alone'

Carl Vine: 'Inner World'

Cello Sonatas

Boccherini: Cello Sonata No.6 in A Major

Barber: Cello Sonata Op.6

Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.5 No.1 AND No.2

Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.69 No. 3 in A Minor

Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.102 No.5 in D Major

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, D.821 in A minor

Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38

Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in F Major, Op. 99

Rachmaninov: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19

Myaskovsky: Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in A minor, Op.81

Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano

Shostakovich:  Sonata for Cello and Piano 

Britten: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major Op. 65

Jerzy Bauer: Sonata in One Movement for Cello and Piano (1982)

Works for Cello & Piano

Bach: Arioso

Vivaldi: Adagio

Beethoven: 12 Variations on ‘See the conqu’ring hero comes’, WoO45 | 7 Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ WoO 46

Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op.70 | Drei Fantasiestücke, Op.73

Brahms: Seches Lieder, arrangement for cello and piano

Gabriel Fauré: Elegy, Op.24 |Après un rêve

Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Popper: Spinning Song, Op.55 | Tarantella in G major | Polonaise

Saint-Saëns: Le Cygne (Swan)

Webern: Three Little Pieces Op.11

Dmotri Smirnov: Toriel, Op.41

Alberto Ginastera: Pampeana No.2

James MacMillan: Kiss on Wood

Enquire Today

To enquire about booking Svetlana for an appearance at your event, be it for a couple of pieces, a 20 minute showcase or a full 40 minute recital, please get in touch using the form. 

Svetlana travels internationally from her home in Manchester - travel costs will be calculated on an individual basis. 

Svetlana performs either as a solo cellist or with piano accompaniment. Please let us know your requirements and we will send you a quote.

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