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Valter Dešpalj

Valter Dešpalj (Zadar, Croatia, 1947) is professor of cello at music academies in Zagreb and Liechtenstein. A graduate from the Juilliard School (where he studied cello under Leonard Rose and chamber music with Felix Galimir and Juilliard Quartet), he also took master classes with P. Casals, P. Fournier and A. Navarra, and did two years of postgraduate study with G. Kozolupova at the Moscow Conservatory.

Dešpalj has performed all over the world, including performances at festivals in Gstaad, Lockenhaus, Kuhmo and Dubrovnik, also in some of the most prestigious concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, Sydney Opera House, Amsterdam′s Concertgebouw, Moscow Conservatory Hall etc. He was soloist with orchestras including Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Dutch Radio Orchestra, Washington National Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony and others, under baton of eminent conductors such as Roberto Benzi, Sergiu Comissiona, James Conlon, Vernon Handley, Gűnther Herbig, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Andrzej Markowski, David Zinman and others. Among his chamber music partners were Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Heinrich Schiff, Philippe Entremont, Yuri Bashmet, Tabea Zimmerman, Irena Grafenauer, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Alexandre Rabinovitch.

Besides teaching in Zagreb and Liechtenstein, he has also been a guest professor at the conservatories in The Hague, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Graz (University of Music), editor of cello music with major music publishers, and member of judging panels at the most prestigious international competitions including Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Bach (Leipzig), Lutoslawski (Warsaw) and ARD (Munich) competitions.

Be sure to read the interview with Valter Dešpalj, as well as a feature article on his arrangement of David Popper's Polonaise de Concert on our blog Ovation Press String Visions!

Below you will find the complete list of scores edited by Valter Dešpalj.


Composer Title Instrument Editor Instrumentation Price
Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 (for Cello Sextet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 13.99
Beethoven, Ludwig van Sonata Op. 6 (for Cello Trio) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 9.99
Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de Concerto in A minor (for Cello Quartet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 8.99
Chopin, Frédéric Etude No. 1 Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Chamber $ 4.99
Chopin, Frédéric Prelude No. 13 (for Cello Quintet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 6.99
Dvořák, Antonín Rondo (for Cello Octet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 11.99
Gershwin, George The Man I Love (for Cello Quartet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 4.99
Haydn, Franz Joseph Cello Concerto No. 1 in C-Major (Cadenzas) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Solo with Orchestra $ 1.49
Haydn, Franz Joseph Cello Concerto No. 2 in D-Major (Cadenzas) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Solo with Orchestra $ 1.49
Lalo, Edouard Intermezzo from the Cello Concerto (for Cello Octet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 10.99
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero Serenade Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Chamber $ 4.49
Mendelssohn, Felix Andante religioso (for Cello Quartet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 3.99
Monti, Vittorio Csárdás Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Solo with Piano $ 7.49
Offenbach, Jacques Musette Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Chamber $ 5.99
Paganini, Niccolò Caprice No. 9 Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Solo $ 2.99
Popper, David Polonaise de Concert (for Cello Octet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 13.99
Sarasate, Pablo de Zigeunerweisen (for Cello and String Quintet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Solo with Orchestra $ 16.99
Stradella, Alessandro Sinfonia a tre (for Cello Trio) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 7.99
Strauss, Johann, Sr. Jellacic March (for Cello Quartet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 8.99
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilich Suite from Album for the Young, Op. 39 (for Cello Quartet) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 11.99
Telemann, Georg Philipp Sonata in D minor (for Cello Trio) Violoncello Dešpalj, Valter Violoncello Ensemble $ 6.49