Sally Pendlebury

Professorial Staff - Cello



Area of Work

Strings - Cello
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Sally Pendlebury is a member of The Fitzwilliam Quartet, The Angell Piano Trio and Möbius. She grew up in Manchester and now teaches there at the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

She regularly plays guest principal cello with London Sinfonietta, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic. She is an associate member of Chamber Orchestra of Europe and was Cello section leader of Opera North for five years.

2019 will be the 50th anniversary of the Fitzwilliam Quartet who will celebrate by re recording their benchmark Shostakovich Quartet cycle and the late Schubert quartets.

Sally recently performed all the Beethoven Cello Sonatas with pianist Ian Buckle in the Leeds International Concert Series and gave the British Premiere of In Manus Tuas for solo cello by Caroline Shaw in the London Spitalfields festival.

In summer 2018, Sally will play in chamber music festivals in Germany, Scotland and England and later in the year will be performing recitals in Nuremberg and Brooklyn New York.