South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is redefining the parameters of the cello. He moves seamlessly across a plethora of genres and styles, from collaborations with world musicians and beatboxers, to concerto performances and solo classical recitals.
Fred Thomas and Abel Selaocoe have been collaborating since 2021, when they recorded the album Where is Home? (Hae Ke Kae) for Warner Classics. Fred Thomas produced and played multiple instruments on this internationally acclaimed album, which featured Yo-Yo Ma and won Songlines Magazine best album of 2022. In a quartet with Dudu Kouate and Alan Keary, Thomas and Selaocoe have toured Europe’s most prestigious concert halls, including the Berlin Philarmonie, Köhlner Philarmonie, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Amsterdam Concertgebouw, as well as appearing on Later with Jools Holland.
Abel Selaocoe is an exclusive recording artist with Warner Classics and his debut album Where is Home? (Hae Ke Kae) was released on Friday 23 September 2022.