14 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes


About Isang Enders & Andreas Hering

German cellist Isang Enders was born in Frankfurt am Main to a German-Korean family, and named after the Korean composer Isang Yun. After early piano lessons, Enders took up the cello at age nine, and at 12 studied with Michael Sanderling at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. He also studied with Gustav Rivinius in Saarbrücken and Truls Mørk at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, while receiving guidance from Lynn Harrell. Enders received scholarships and financial support from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, who also provided him with a cello by Joseph Gagliano, Naples, 1720. Enders came to international attention when, at the age of 20, he was hired to fill the post of concertmaster of the cello section of the Dresden Staatskapelle, a position that had not been filled for two decades. He received the Darmstadt Prize in 2007, and he has participated in several music festivals, such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Marlboro Music Festival, and the Verbier Festival. He notably performed Unsuk Chin's Cello Concerto, first with Christian Vásquez with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and then with Kwame Ryan and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Enders plays a cello by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1840, and records for Sony Classical, Berlin Classics, and Oehms Classics. ~ Blair Sanderson