Female Professionals Famous Female Cellists

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List of famous female cellists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female cellists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being cellists. Be sure to also check out hottest female classical musicians and celebrities who play cello. There are thousand of females working as cellists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic cellists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a cellist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of people like Kanon Wakeshima and Jacqueline du Pré.

While this isn't a list of all female cellists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female cellists?" and "Who are the best female cellists?"

Han-Na Chang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Cellists
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Han-Na Chang (Korean: 장한나) (born December 23, 1982) is a South Korean cellist and conductor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Suwon, South Korea

Nationality: South Korea

Profession: Conductor, Cellist

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Hildur Gudnadóttir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Cellists
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Hildur I. Gudnadóttir appeared in the Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir documentary film. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer, Cellist, Singer

Credits: A Hijacking, The Bleeding House, Jîn, The Gift, Cathedrals, + more

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Myung-wha Chung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Cellists
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Myung-wha Chung is a Korean cellist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Nationality: South Korea

Profession: Cellist

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Jacqueline du Pré is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Cellists
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Jacqueline Mary du Pré, OBE was an English cellist. At a young age, she achieved enduring mainstream popularity unusual for a classical performer. Despite her short career, she is regarded as one of the more uniquely talented cellists of the second half of the twentieth century. Du Pré is most famous for her iconic recording of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor, her interpretation of which has been described as "definitive" and "legendary". Her career was cut short by multiple sclerosis, which forced her to stop performing at the age of 28. She battled the illness for many years, which ultimately resulted in an untimely death. Posthumously, she was the subject of a film entitled Hilary and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 42 (1945-1987)

Birthplace: England, Oxford

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Musician, Cellist

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