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List of famous male cellists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male cellists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being cellists. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a cellist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of people like Eugene J. Moye and Antonio Meneses.

While this isn't a list of all male cellists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male cellists?" and "Who are the best male cellists?"
Yo-Yo Ma is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Cellists
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Yo-Yo Ma is a French-born Chinese American cellist. Born in Paris, he spent his schooling years in New York City and was a child prodigy, performing from the age of five. He graduated from Juilliard School and Harvard University and has enjoyed a prolific career as both a soloist performing with orchestras around the world and a recording artist. His 90+ albums have received 18 Grammy Awards. In addition to recordings of the standard classical repertoire, he has recorded a wide variety of folk music such as American bluegrass music, traditional Chinese melodies, the tangos of Argentinian composer Ástor Piazzolla, and Brazilian music. He also collaborated with Grammy Award-winning jazz/reggae ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Luigi Boccherini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Cellists
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Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5, and the Cello Concerto in B flat major. The latter work was long known in the heavily altered version by German cellist and prolific arranger Friedrich Grützmacher, but has recently been restored to its original version. Boccherini composed several guitar quintets including the "Fandango" which was influenced by Spanish music. His biographer Elisabeth Le Guin noted among Boccherini's musical ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1743-1805)

Birthplace: Lucca, Italy

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Jacques Offenbach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Cellists
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Jacques Offenbach was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s–1870s and his uncompleted opera The Tales of Hoffmann. He was a powerful influence on later composers of the operetta genre, particularly Johann Strauss, Jr. and Arthur Sullivan. His best-known works were continually revived during the 20th century, and many of his operettas continue to be staged in the 21st. The Tales of Hoffman remains part of the standard opera repertory. Born in Cologne, the son of a synagogue cantor, Offenbach showed early musical talent. At the age of 14, he was accepted as a student at the Paris Conservatoire ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1819-1880)

Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

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Robert Hausmann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Cellists
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Robert Hausmann


Robert Hausmann was a notable 19th-century German cellist who premiered important works by Johannes Brahms and Max Bruch. He was also a teacher and a minor composer. ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1852-1909)