Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses, 66, has canceled his concert schedule and stepped away from teaching to take care of his health. He teaches at the University of Bern in Switzerland and was scheduled to attend a summer course in Siena, Italy. According to a statement shared on his social networks, the musician was diagnosed in June with Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor. The statement says that the musician ‘is currently receiving palliative care in Switzerland, where he lives’

Born in Recife and raised in Rio, Meneses has won important competitions

The Brazilian has built a prestigious career, which has included collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent conductors and orchestras, such as Herbert von Karajan and the of Berlin Philharmonic,

Meneses was a member of the Beaux-Arts Trio and a duo with pianists Menahem Pressler and Maria João Pires.

Die warmen Farben des Antonio Meneses

Pires-Meneses: Vollkommene Harmonie


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