Frans Helmerson – cello
Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson studied in Göteborg, Rome and London as well as benefiting from the excellent guidance and support of Mstislav Rostropovich. He has performed with many of this century’s finest conductors such as Ozawa, Davis, Neeme Järvi, Svetlanov, Salonen, Commissiona, de Burgos and Rostropovich as well as with major orchestras, touring throughout Europe, the USA, South America, Asia and Australia. Helmerson’s love for chamber music led him to take the position as Artistic Director of the Korsholm Festival in Finland from 1994-2001, and he frequently appears at international festivals. Helmerson has held a professorship at the Musikhochschule Köln since 1992, and previously held similar positions in Stockholm and Madrid.