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Top cellist issues brain cancer statement

Top cellist issues brain cancer statement
Top cellist issues brain cancer statement

The internationally cherished Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses has let it be known that he is receiving pallative care for a glioblastoma multiforme tumour.

Antonio, 66, is a former member of the Beaux Arts Trio with Menahem Pressler and Daniel Hope. In his own right he was a prominent concert soloist.

He has published the following statement on social media:

Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses, one of the leading musicians of his generation, has canceled his concert schedule and stepped down from his teaching positions. He was diagnosed in June with Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive type of brain tumor.
Born in Recife and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Meneses is one of the most celebrated soloists and chamber musicians of his generation. After winning the Munich and Tchaikovsky competitions, he began a successful career that includes collaborations with some of the world’s most important orchestras and conductors. He was also a member of the Beaux-Arts Trio and performed in duos with musicians such as pianists Menahem Pressler and Maria João Pires.
Meneses is currently receiving palliative care in Switzerland, where he lives with his family and friends, who have been an important source of comfort during this difficult time.

Photo: Marco Borggreve, issued by Meneses

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