Q&A with the Boston Cello Quartet

Boston, MA – More than three years ago, the Boston Cello Quartet formed from a few of the newest additions to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Three cellists were selected to join the Orchestra in the same round of auditions – a rare occurrence for such a selective group. Blaise Dejardin, from Strasbourg, France, joined his fellow new BSO additions, Adam Esbensen from Oregon and Alexandre Lecarme from Grasse, France, with their Romanian colleague Mihail Jojatu to create a dynamic new group who have just released their first CD, “Pictures.” Filled with the best selections of their repertoire from three years of playing together, Pictures contains 15 tracks that include everything from Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville: Overture” to “The Waltz of the Black Ants,” written specifically for the group by Japanese composer Tetsuro Hoshii.

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