Cellist and Head of the Cello Studies Department at the Royal Academy of Music in London
Studied at the Juilliard School of Music under Leonard Rose and at the Curtis Institute of Music under Orlando Cole. From 1964 to 1971 he was concertmaster of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra's cellos. In 1971 he gave his first solo recital in New York and since then has performed worldwide. He has won the Avery Fisher Prize and has twice been awarded a Grammy. From 1985 to 1993 he was International Chair of the Cello Studies Department at the Royal Academy of Music in London and then headed the Department.