A cello, belonging to pioneering composer Jonathan Harvey, is set to be played again after local Cambridge specialist restores the string instrument.
In an interesting article by Cambridge News, readers are given an insight into the incredible restoration of the cello that was played by Jonathan Harvey whilst at St. John’s College, Cambridge.
Margaret Faultless, musician-in-residence at St John’s and director of performance at the Faculty of Music, said: “Jonathan Harvey had a long association with St John’s, eventually becoming an honorary fellow, and the thought of the cello being in College again was very exciting.
“It is a very significant gift but it would be sad if such an instrument ended up in a glass case purely as a museum object. Jonathan’s family are very keen that the instrument should be played.”
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