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The Best Cellists in the World

Updated June 28, 2021 19.1k votes 4.8k voters 66.5k views54 items

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The cello is one of the most classical and most beautiful stringed musical instruments in the world. This instrument in particular has permeated throughout dozens of genres of music, lending itself to help create some of the most moving and emotional pieces of music in history. The talented people on this list are masters of the cello and  considered giants in the classical world.  

Whether you recognize these musicians or not, these famous cellists have all carved a place for themselves in the music business and become influential, prominent figures in the industry. If you love geeking out on music, then we definitely recommend finding and listening to some of their music. 

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look through the cellists listed below, and vote up your favorite cellists in the world!