Cellist, composer and music publisher Mats Lidström holds the position of Solo Cello of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, and is also a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music. Born in Stockholm, Mats studied with Ms Maja Vogl at the Gothenburg Conservatoire for six years before continuing with Leonard Rose for four years at the Juilliard School of Performing Arts (1977-81). As an international soloist and chamber musician he has gained a reputation for performances of great insight and virtuosity. Mats has recorded for EMI, BIS, Decca, Hyperion, Deutsche Grammophon and for his own company CelloLid.com. He features as the soloist on the Oxford Philharmonic’s recording of Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 and his own Rigoletto Fantasy with Vladimir Askenazy on the BIS label.