Artist Bio

Efe Baltacigil, cello

Turkish cellist Efe Baltacigil recently made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle alongside his brother, Fora. He also performed Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Seattle Symphony, after which the Seattle Times lauded his “sublimely natural, so easily virtuosic, phenomenal, effortless musicianship.” Recent appearances as soloist include Brahms’s Double Concerto with violinist David Coucheron and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote with the Seattle Symphony. A member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, he was Associate Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra until 2011 and is currently Principal Cellist of the Seattle Symphony.

2019–2020 Music@Menlo Appearances