Gavriel Lipkind was born in Tel Aviv. His career began at a very early age; even at its very outset Gavriel Lipkind was appearing with acclaimed conductors and performers, among them Zubin Mehta, Philippe Entremont, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Yehudi Menuhin, Pinchas Zukerman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer. He has performed at prestigious venues throughout the world, among them the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), the Kennedy Center (Washington) and the Philharmonie (Berlin). Orchestras with which he has collaborated include the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonie and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Recently all of Lipkind’s musical energies have been focussed on one immense project – the release of recordings of the main cello repertoire. Lipkind’s desire to record unique discs and establish all of his concert and teaching activity around that makes him stand apart from other performers. Lipkind plays a unique Italian cello labelled Aloysius Michael Garani (Bologna, 1702) although it is believed that it was, in fact, made between the 1670s and 1680s. This mysterious instrument has come to be known as the Zihrhonheimer cello.