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Tipi performs Debussy's Sonata for Cello

Posted on 7 Mar 2018 by ACO Marketing

Tipi performing during ACO Soloists


Click the tile above to revisit Principal Cello Timo-Veikko 'Tipi' Valve's performance of Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano (arranged for cello and orchestra by Jack Symonds) during last year's ACO Soloists tour. Recorded live at the City Recital Hall in Sydney, this arrangement was written specially for Tipi and the ACO.


“Jack has reworked the delicate and characterful dialogue between the cello and piano in a way so that the original cello part stays unchanged, but the piano part is divided into 11 solo string parts. This method highlights the intimacy of the conversation without over-orchestrating the original score and thus making it a concertante piece, soloist versus orchestra.” Tipi says.


In this recording, Tipi is playing on the ACO Instrument Fund's 1616 Brothers Amati Cello, a recent addition to the ACO's family of instruments.