The Spanish cellist Sergi Boadella once again graced Art+ Shanghai Gallery with cello concert on Wednesday, June 13th. He performed pieces by a prolific Czech composer of cello music David Popper, Italian cellist and composer Carlo Alfredo Piatti, as well as compositions by a genius musician Johann Sebastian Bach. He finished the concert with an emotional perfomance of a piece by a Spanish composer Gaspar Cassado. Sergi played on a cello made by Martino Hell, Genova (Italy) 1700 and a bow made by Dominique Peccatte, Mirecourt (France) 1845. An 11-year-old cellist and a musical prodigi Matthew Kalani Liu, joined him at Art+ Shanghai Gallery for a recital.

Sergi Boadella has been living in China since 2011. For the past seven years he has performed and taught extensively throughout China. He has taught master classes at the Conservatories of Beijing, Dalian, Chengdu, Shenyang, Harbin, and Shenzhen among others and performed as soloist with the Hunan, Harbin, and Daqin symphony orchestras. While in China, he helped developed the new Cassadó Cello Strings at the Xinghai Fuyin String Factory in Beijing. Recently, he explored a novel playing experience with the BICO (Beijing International Chamber Orchestra) and the Dunshan Wind Symphony Orchestra as the soloist, which aroused intensive attention from audience. Besides, he plays with the Beijing Axis Ensemble which were invited to perform in many important stages across China.

Mr. Boadella began his cello studies with Lluís Claret in Barcelona (Spain), continued his studies with Cristian Florea at Musikhochschule Trossingen in Germany, and finished his training as a pupil of Marçal Cervera. He won the 2nd prize in the JJMM Young Musicians Competition of Spain in 1990 and graduated from Guildhall School in London with distinction. Further studies include courses with Bernard Greenhouse, Michael Flaksman, Maud Tortelier, Anner Bylsma, and Christophe Coin.

For more than 15 years he has had the enormous privilege to be the assistant teacher and collaborator of master Marçal Cervera , student of Gaspar Cassado and Paul Tortelier. He has taught at the Balearic Islands Conservatory, Valencia Internacional University, and at the International Courses of Ripoll, Tarrega, Denia, Cartagena, Camprodon and Tortosa.

Mr. Boadella has had performed in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Tunisia, Taiwan and Mainland China. He has served as principal cellist of the Palau de la Música Catalana Chamber Orchester in Barcelona, and has been a member of JONDE (Youth National Orchestra of Spain), the Kammerorchester Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), the Catalan Chamber Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra.