»Being at one with the cello, that is about learning the rules so much that you can break them. I have learned how to play the cello, but I also started to see it not as a cello, but as a box that creates any sound that I need it to.« –Abel Selaocoe
As a fellow at Beethovenfest 2023, Abel Selaocoe crossed borders with his playing. The South African cellist, composer and singer won the hearts of the audience with a solo evening and an electrifying performance together with the Manchester Collective ensemble. Between classical works and traditional African music, he effortlessly found his own language.