Lynn Harrell (1944 – 2020)

New York-born cellist Lynn Morris Harrell has died aged 76. After study at the Julliard School he became principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, prelude to a solo career which was worldwide but not least in England, performing in 1973-4 at the Royal Festival Hall Britten’s Cello Symphony and Dvorak’s Concerto. Later he became Chairman of Cello Studies at the Royal Academy and briefly (1993-1995) Principal there.

– Philip L. Scowcroft

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