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Norman Lebrecht

April 14, 2022

Friends have reported the death, in her 60s, of the American cellist Zela Terry, solo cellist of the Orchester Philharmonique de Nice.

Zela joined the the Pittsburgh Symphony with Andre Previn in 1977. Two years later, she was recruited by the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta.

Moving to Europe in the 198os, she played with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra before joining Nice as ‘Cello Supersoliste’ in 1990.

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