One who plays the cello
. The most prominent cellists of the twentieth century are
Modern cellists who might be considered among their ranks include Yo-Yo Ma (Chinese, b. 1955), Julian Lloyd Webber (English, b. 1951), Lynn Harrell (American, b. 1944), Raphael Wallfisch (English, b. 1953), and Steven Isserlis (English, b. 1958). Oh, I suppose I should add János Starker, Ofra Harnoy, Natalia Gutman, Ralph Kirshbaum, Mischa Maisky, Truls Mørk, Heinrich Schiff, Anner Bylsma, ...
There is a remark to a lady cellist, famously made by Sir Thomas Beecham: "Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands--and all you can do is scratch it."