Always attentive to music from the 20th century, she regularly performs works by contemporary composers. She has recorded Shostakovich's Cello Concerto for RCA records and Dvořák's Cello Concerto with Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra for EMI records. Gutman originally began studying the cello at Moscow Music School with R. Sapozhnikov, and was later admitted to the Moscow Conservatory, where she was taught by Galina Kozolupova, amongst others.
She later studied with Mstislav Rostropovich, a fellow notable Soviet Russian cellist. A great supporter of chamber and contemporary music, she founded the Musikfest Kreuth with her husband, Oleg Kagan, in 1990. She continued the festival in memory of Kagan, who died in 1990. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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