Oren Shevlin


OREN SHEVLIN was born in England in 1969 and studied with Raphael Sommer, Boris Pergamenshikov and Frans Helmerson. He also took lessons from Paul Tortelier and János Starker from an early age.

He was a prizewinner at the ARD International Music Competition in the cello-piano duo category, won second prize at the International Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki and in 2001 he was awarded the 2nd Grand Prix at the Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris.

Since 2019 he has been Professor of Cello at the University of Music, Würzburg.

As a soloist he has performed with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre National de France, WDR Symphony Orchestra and the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, under the baton of conductors such as Sir André Previn, Cristian Măcelaru, Christoph Eschenbach, Mikhail Jurowski, Eliahu Inbal, Peter Rundel, Michael Sanderling, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Lothar Zagrosek, Ilan Volkov, Susanna Mälkki, and Oliver Knussen.

Highlights in 2022 included solo performances with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the WDR Symphony Orchestra at the Bonn Beethoven Festival.

Also active in chamber music, Oren Shevlin has played with Pinchas Zukerman, Renaud Capucon, Suyoen Kim, Tianwa Yang, Tobias Feldmann, Elsbeth Moser, Fazil Say, Christian Gerhaer, Wolfram Christ, and the Auryn Quartet. He has recorded works of Joseph Haydn for Naxos and appeared numerous times at the Wigmore Hall in London. He is a founder member of the “KammermusikKöln” chamber concert series.

Oren Shevlin plays a rare 1850 John Frederick Lott cello