Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih

Steven Isserlis cello

Connie Shih piano


Critics run out of superlatives when describing the playing of Steven Isserlis. He wowed the CMF audience in 2018 and returns with pianist Connie Shih – a frequent collaborator – for an intimate evening of deeply romantic works. Schumann was a huge fan of Mendelssohn’s music and the two composers were friends. Ignaz Moscheles was a key player in both their lives – inspiring a young Schumann to take up piano and bringing Mendelssohn to London audiences.


Felix Mendelssohn Variations Concertantes Op.17

R Schumann (arr. Isserlis) Violin Sonata No.2

Moscheles Cello Sonata in E Major, Op.121

Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante


“… Steven Isserlis at his ravishing best … this is what nourishes the soul … gorgeously arresting … life-enhancing.” The Times

“Shih proved a terrific, imaginative partner, with enough lightness, speed and power.” Washington Post

Event Details

Tuesday 8 November 2022

West Road Concert Hall



£35, £25, £20