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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 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

She regularly plays as Guest Principal Cello with London Sinfonietta, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic. She is an associate member of Chamber Orchestra of Europe and was Cello Section Leader of Opera North for five years.

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 at the London Spitalfields festival.

In summer 2018, Sally played in chamber music festivals in Germany, Scotland and England and performed recitals in Nuremberg and Brooklyn, New York. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Fitzwilliam Quartet, who are celebrating by re-recording their benchmark Shostakovich Quartet cycle and the late Schubert quartets.