In 2019 we completed the fundraising for a fine 1841 Giovanni Dollenz cello and a bow (c 1795) by Francois Xavier Tourte for The Bartholomew LaFollette Trust.
Bartholomew, a British/American cellist who has developed his career as an international soloist as well as holding a Cello Professorship at the distinguished Yehudi Menuhin School,is a sought-after chamber musician. Recent musical collaborators have included Anthony Marwood, Christian Tetzlaff, Alina Ibragimova and András Keller. He frequently appears with the award winning Doric String Quartet, with whom he recorded Eric Wolfgang Korngold’s string sextet for the Chandos label. In early 2016 he joined the Trondheim Symfoniorkester and conductor Lukasz Borowicz for Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto E-flat major, Opus 107.
Bartholomew is artistic director of the Marryat Players International Chamber Music Festival, which takes place in Wimbledon Village each June.